The Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary this October 20th, at The Cooperage. With humble, bootstrapped, festival origins, the Canaltown team is honored to be coming up on Spookyfest five and excited to share local, international, and everywhere in between spooky short movies.

This year has yielded more submissions than ever, the amount of local submissions ballooning during the final week allowing entry. In addition to locally made moving picture, festival posters were once again designed by local artists.  
Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival number five is presented by Canaltown and Friends and a represents a truly collaborative effort. Each year the Spooky Crew assembles to ponder festival ideas, craft festival creations, and watch spooky movies. Attached is this year’s group photo, around a freshly created mirror ball that will be part of both Spookyfest’s and WCAA Halloween Bash’s décor. 

October is Festivaltown in Honesdale. We’re very happy to be a part of it and our awesome local landscape. Festival tickets can be purchased online at