Festival Activities

Opening Night Reception

The Colonial Theatre Lobby

Thursday, April 19th, 5:30 to 6:30pm
VIP & Members Only

The Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre first opened its doors on January 29, 1924. Owner Charles Baldwin proudly called it “New England’s most modern and perfectly appointed theater.” Over the years, the Colonial has hosted movies, vaudeville shows, operas and numerous community events.


Thursday Night After Party

Courtyard Keene Downtown

Now Open in Southwest New Hampshire

Thursday, April 19th, 9 pm to Midnight
VIP and Members Only

courtyard keene downtown - keene, nh

Situated in the Southwest corner of New Hampshire, the Courtyard Keene Downtown is the first of it’s brand and the only LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) hotel in the Monadnock Region. The hotel features 100 guest rooms accompanied by the Courtyard Refreshing Bistro Cafe & Lounge. Offering guests a unique blend of comfort and convenience, the hotel features an inventive lobby, spacious guest rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center and is located in downtown Keene within walking distance to many local shops, restaurants and Keene State College. The Courtyard Keene Downtown also features conference and event facilities able to accommodate social and corporate events ranging from 10-250 guests.

Located in the heart of downtown at 75 Railroad St, Keene, NH.


Friday After Party

Keene Country Club

Friday, April 20th, 9:45 pm to 1am
VIP, Film & Day Pass Holders – Free; General Public – $10

Silver Direct Party

Limos will be available after the last film to take Pass Holders to the Keene Country Club. Located in Keene, at 755 W Hill Road. Don’t miss MONIFF’s lively party.


Saturday After Party

Fireworks Restaurant

Saturday, April 21st, 9:30 pm to 1 am
VIP, Film & Day Pass Holders – Free; General Public – $10

FireworksAt Fireworks we use only the best ingredients available to us at all times. Whenever possible, we use organic produce and humanely raised meat and poultry from small local producers. Our cheeses are all whole milk cow, goat and sheep cheeses from Vermont and Italy and we use San Marzano tomatoes. You will taste the difference in what we use and how we cook it. Our guiding principle is to make wonderful simple food that highlights the natural flavors of these quality ingredients. The unique heat produced in our 700 degree stone oven releases rich, dynamic flavors from our thin crust pizza and many other dishes. With great food, we hope to offer you great service in a friendly, comfortable and unpretentious environment.


Filmmaker Lounge

Lab ‘n Lager

Friday, April 20th, 2 – 5 pm, VIP and Members only
Saturday, April 21st, 2 – 5 pm, VIP and Members Only

Lab 'n Lager

Join us for complimentary beer courtesy of Bellavance Beverage Company.


Farewell Filmmaker Brunch

Taqueria Odelay

Sunday, April 22nd, 9am to 11am
VIP and Members only

Lab 'n Lager Odelay combines fresh ingredients with familiar Latin and Asian flavors to make an American cuisine like no other. All of Odelay’s food is prepared at the restaurant. Nothing prepackaged. No shortcuts.