FusicalThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is among the debut group honored by The Arts Fuse, Boston’s premiere independent online magazine for the criticism and coverage of arts and culture.  The group was awarded the Arts Fuse Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in New England, and will be feted along with other winners at the magazine’s FUSICAL celebration, February 26th at the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA).

The Arts Fuse Awards recognize artists, spaces, and institutions that do the indispensable work of producing and sustaining creative excellence. Senior critics at the Arts Fuse supplied the nominations. Editor-in-chief Bill Marx made the final judgments. “The goal,” explains Marx, “was to look outside of the usual safe and/or commercial candidates, to reward the efforts of those who do amazing work but are overlooked.”

The FUSICAL is a night dedicated to celebrating local arts and culture, providing attendees the opportunity to chat with some of Boston's influential writers, artists, and critics over Mediterranean cuisine and wine. There will be performances from renowned local musicians, and will feature a silent auction. The public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at

Chlotrudis and its founder, Michael Colford, were highlighted by The Arts Fuse in its press release as being award worthy for being “a dependable source of adventurous and innovative programming.” Among such programming is the group’s signature event, its CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony, which celebrates the group’s commitment to independent and foreign film in style.  This year’s event will be held Sunday March 20th at the historic Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration.

Recently the group has partnered with the UForge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, to program and host a continuing film series, showing overlooked independent film gems to a local community underserved by theatrical screens.


The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is a Boston-based non-profit group that teaches people to view film actively and experience the world through independent film, and encourages discussion.  Since 1994, the group works with film festivals, local art-houses and theatres, production companies, directors and actors to bring creative, quality films to the attention of audiences and film-lovers.   Visit its website,, for more information, and join its Facebook page and twitter feed for the latest news. 

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