Coincides with Fall Family Fun Festival at Hearthstone School
Following a summer tour of carefully selected “inspirational places” across the United States, Oscillation Transia, a new kind of film festival, will be hosting its final outdoor pop-up screening of 9 hand-selected short films — powered entirely by solar energy — in Sperryville’s Mountain Blue Venue.
The free, one night only screening begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, although there’s plenty more on tap beforehand.
“Our goal is to offer the public a free and creative event, opening doors to those interested in solar and cinema,” says Festival Director Jess Giacobbe. “Ultimately inspiring our audiences to become more active in environmental and public issues, we recognize film as a powerful medium for change,”
Oscillation Transia Film Festival is a non-profit organization, exploring the intersection of solar energy application and environmental awareness through the art of film. Hosted by Mountain Blue Venue, Oscillation Transia will screen 9 international short films surrounding the themes of travel, nature and movement.
“Combining the love for nature and outdoor cinema, Oscillation Transia is screening works in outdoor and rural areas around the U.S. Films will be exploring both fictional and non-fictional themes of movement, nomadic living, adventure and the natural world.”
Prior to the screening, Festival Engineer Austin Krause beginning at 5:30 p.m. will host a free solar energy workshop offering basic knowledge on solar energy, and teach participants how they can incorporate solar into their own lives.
But first, Hearthstone School is throwing a spectacular autumn party to welcome the film festival.
Beginning at 4 p.m. there will be a Kids Carnival with games, crafts, petting zoo, moon bounce, prizes, food and more. Halloween costumes are encouraged. The carnival is hosted by the middle school students as a fundraiser for their service trip to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.
And at 5 p.m. there will be live music on the venue’s outdoor stage featuring Grass Fed.
Mountain Blue Venue, where all this takes place, is located at 11576 Lee Hwy, two miles west of Sperryville in the shadow of Shenandoah National Park.