2023 Farm Film Festival to Celebrate “NY State of Farming”

Farm Film Festival, presented annually by the Crandell Theatre in collaboration with the Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and the Columbia Land Conservancy, harnesses the power of film to focus on farms, farming, and farming issues across the region and beyond. The event will be held on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00pm at the Crandell Theatre.

The 2023 program, “NY State of Farming,” will look at the bigger picture of farming in New York State and include a juried selection of short films made by professional and amateur filmmakers on a range of related topics.

New York State is home to over 33,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food and beverages…and generates 4.8 billion in revenue. The 15th annual festival will explore the state’s farming diversity with a 75-minute program of short films followed by a panel of experts from area farms, the Columbia Land Conservancy and the NY Farm Bureau.

Moderated by Troy Weldy, President, Columbia Land Conservancy, the panel includes Terence Duvall, Conservation and Agricultural Projects Associate at the Columbia Land Conservancy, Eric Ooms, Vice President of the NY Farm Bureau, and Sarah Chase, of Chaseholm Farms.

The event will conclude with a “Meet Your Farmer” gathering held afterwards at the People’s Pub on Main Street, Chatham.

Open to the entire community, the program is free to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring voluntary donations for the local food pantry.