Snake Alley
Festival of Film

July 13 - 16, 2023

The Snake Alley Festival of Film is dedicated to showcasing the best short films and screenplays from around the world. Films will screen at the beautifully restored Capitol Theater in the heart of downtown Burlington, Iowa. The theater boasts state of the art equipment and can comfortably seat more than 350 people.

A town with a rich history dramatically situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Burlington is a growing center for commerce and culture. Known for fine dining, vibrant nightlife and blues-like atmosphere, it is a perfect host city for a film festival.

The festival derives its name from Snake Alley, a street constructed in 1884 and designed to connect an upscale residential neighborhood to the business district of downtown Burlington. 

Ticketing Options

Tickets On Sale Soon

Single Film Block

Admission to one film block featuring a variety of short films from around the world, followed by a filmmaker Q&A

5 Film Block

Enjoy a full day of films with the five block pass. Select your five must-see blocks at a discounted rate of $25.00 ($35.00 value) 

All Access
Festival Pass

Add one ticket to as many of the sixteen film blocks of your choice to your pass at a discounted package price of $75.00 ($112.00 value)

2022 Schedule (2023 Coming Soon)


SNAFF would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

If your business is insterested in sponsoring the Snake Alley Festival of Film, please contact us!


  • Phone: 319-237-1099
  • 211 North 3rd St. Burlington, IA 52601

About The Capitol

Located in the heart of downtown, the restored Burlington Capitol Theater recaptures an era when movies and live entertainment were enjoyed in beautiful and unique theaters.

This 1937 Art Deco jewel re-opened in 2012. The intimate 367–seat venue, along with its reception and gallery annex, hosts independent and classic films as well as local, regional, and national touring artists performing on a 1,500–square foot stage.

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