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2nd Annual LAVA Film Festival


About This Event

We are a nonprofit community arts space and are offering sliding scale ticket prices in order to increase financial accessibility. Please pay what you can to support this festival and our space.

Note: Masks required. We’ll have some on hand.

We will open doors 30 minutes prior to start time, and programming will start on time. Please arrive within the half hour between doors and start time to ensure getting a seat. Late ticket holders may lose their seat to people on the wait list.

Thursday, 9/15, 5-8pm

Filmmakers Reception

Audience: Meet filmmakers whose work will be screening over the weekend. Filmmakers: Network with fellow filmmakers, and maybe meet the collaborators on your next film!

Friday, 9/16
5pm doors/ 5:30pm films


with films by:
Duncan Hatch
Samarah Hasan-Kepes
Althea Levin Rieff Keaton
Kohei Takeda and Shumile

COMEDY films

with films by:
Brendan Egan
Porter Justus
Robert Markey
Michelle Melnik
Ezra Clemens Prior
Frank A Smith

Q & A

Saturday, 9/17, 12pm

Creative Coffee with Christoper Janke

A discussion with multidisciplinary visual artist and Western Mass resident.

Saturday, 9/17
2:30pm doors/ 3pm films

DRAMA films

with films by:
Shane Butler
Matt Demko, Catherine Argyrople, and Janet Maslow
Zoë Jane
Melissa McClung

Q & A

Saturday, 9/17
6:30pm doors/ 7pm films

PG-13 films
(parental guidance suggested)

with films by:
Viktor Herrmann
James J. LaBonte
Olin Meyers

Q & A

Sunday, 9/18
12:30pm doors/ 1pm films


with films by:
Niles Larson
Robbie Leppzer and Jennifer Lee
Mark Majeski


with films by:
Allison Chaves
Ned Daly
Exploded View (Trish Crapo, Edite Cunhã, Nina Rossi, and Samantha Wood)
Lucretia Knapp and Lynne Yamamoto
Lance Pinkman
Matthew Scipione
Nicolas Andrew Silva

Q & A

Sunday, 9/18
3:30pm doors/ 4pm panel

Regional Filmmaking Panel

Join local filmmakers as we present a panel discussion on filmmaking in Western Mass. Audience Q-and-A to follow. Learn practical tips and find inspiration for your next Western Mass film!

Hosted by Wally Marzano-Lesnevich and featuring Nathan Graham Davis, Melissa McClung, and Wade Wofford.

Sunday, 9/18, 6-8pm

Awards Ceremony
Closing Reception

Event Details

Date & Time: September 15, 2022 - September 18, 2022
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Event Venue

Venue Name: The LAVA Center
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States