Festival Updates

  • Festival #9 images and posts 2016

    Festival #9 images and posts 2016

    Thank you for another packed and wonderful year. If you have been following our Instagram and Twitter then you know what’s been going on. Here are some more photo’s. We’ll release them as the months go by and we run up to Festival #10 in May of 2017. We screened 87 […]

  • Festival #9 submissions coming to an end and other updates.

    Festival #9 submissions coming to an end and other updates.

    Submission update: March 2nd marks the last day of festival nine Late Submissions. Thank you! As you know, we chose to test the market and only take submissions via Filmfreeway.com this year. We have been working with withoutabox.com since our inception. We wanted to know if Filmfreeway was/is poaching from […]

  • Sell out crowd at Levitt Theater waiting for screening of #APIH

    Emerging Artist Series sells out!

    What a great event and screenings! Congratulations on a wonderful screening session for the premiers of In the Dark (Director David Spaltro), A Place in Hell (Director David Boorboor) and Rubble Kings (Director Shan Nicholson). We want to thank the great #PHL crowd that made film in Philadelphia look great! We’ll […]

Updates and discussions on @PhilaIndie films:

Saturday, April 29th ~ Emerging Artist Screenings @UArts

Saturday, April 29th ~ Emerging Artist Screenings @UArts

From the Blogs... May 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

Update: It looks like we will open with 4 films, including a Feature from Canada on April 29th. At this stage all we can say is that you will smile. Or will you. Come watch local filmmakers meet international first time director’s and get a real chance to ask the […]

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2016 Festival Schedule and Ticket links posted.

2016 Festival Schedule and Ticket links posted.

PIFF News, Special Feature April 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Welcome to 2016. We have posted the schedule to social media and the website as you may know by now. We had to wait until the last minute to post! We contacted many of you individually during this time. We could not get to everybody. We started letting people know […]

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Schedules going up – full schedule posted this evening.

Schedules going up – full schedule posted this evening.

Features, PIFF News April 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Thank you for the patience and all the feedback. We are working overtime and have just added a venue. We will let you know this evening where but it is in Center City Philadelphia close to University of the Art Levitt Theater. It has 155 seats and wonderful projection. Please […]

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A most distinguished selection of films and stories for 2016

A most distinguished selection of films and stories for 2016

Features, PIFF News April 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

Hello, we are in the final moments of posting the schedule. Thank you for all the comments and insight. Like we say year after year, this is in some cases the best part of our film festival. We get to meet and discuss film like most people “never will” and […]

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Festival #9 Schedule update!

Festival #9 Schedule update!

Features, PIFF News April 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

Thank you for your patience. Yes, this is an incredible feat and we are working to the last second to begin confirmation. We will begin to do so this evening via email and into the next day.Watch our @PhilaIndie Twitter feed for updates and live questions. Yes, after many months […]

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Emerging Artists Series II – Voiceless (Drama) 95 min. Director: Pat Necerato @UArts Levitt Theater.

Emerging Artists Series II – Voiceless (Drama) 95 min. Director: Pat Necerato @UArts Levitt Theater.

Features, PIFF News January 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm 0 comments

A Directors premier from the streets of North East Philadelphia. First time director Pat Necerato has produced a true piece of cinematic propaganda that slices through tough narrative.  Coming forward is a street preachers perspective of the national debate on women’s reproductive rights. Synopsis: A young, reserved, war veteran (Rusty […]

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Welcome to #PIFF On Demand - See the award winning films and trailers from past festivals!

TOWERS: Dir. Jet Wintzer Sci Fi

TOWERS: Two adventurous young women trip the post-apocalyptic American landscape when the human race becomes virtually extinct from mutations caused by radiation from cellphones and towers.

Now playing: Papiroflexia by Joaquin Baldwin

Festival favorite in 2008. See it in its entirety online here: Papiroflexia. An origami tale of a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a chubby man with a passion for paper folding, who wants to […]

Whatever Makes You Happy. Trailer. Feature, Drama

Screened as part of the 2011 Festival. View Trailer here. Exploring the all too common trappings of dissatisfaction and infidelity in the relationships of urban twenty somethings, “Whatever Makes You Happy” tells the story of Anna and Alex, two fundamentally different people. Anna is a practical and bookish grad student. […]

The Lift - Full Version from Robert Kohr on Vimeo.

The Lift by Robert Kohr. Animation

Animation. Winner Best Animation 2010. The Lift explores the consequences of one very common behavior of not holding the elevator door open for someone rushing to get on or worse, lifting your finger and actively pushing the close button.

Digital Pamphleteer from Bill Simmon on Vimeo.

Digital Pamphleteer by Bill Simmon. Short.

Winner best Short Documentary 2008. by Bill Simmon. RT 6:54. Steve Benen is the lead blogger at WashingtonMonthly.com. I made this film when he was writing for his old blog, The Carpetbagger Report. This short documentary explores Benen’s reasons for blogging, his process, and how political blogging is helping to change […]

Standing Up – Trailer

2008 Selection. STANDING UP is a feature length documentary about young Afghan men training to become professional soldiers in the new Afghan National Army. Situated at the Kabul Military Training Center,

Franklin In Paris – Order of the Quest. 2008 Festival special selection.

A scene from Order of the Quest. The Venerable Master Benjamin Franklin meets privately with the mysterious Baroness Angelique Broussard in Paris, 1774. Scene from the Historical Science-Fiction series shot by MBN Studios in Philadelphia PA.

Santiago – the Movie. Trailer

2012 Festival selection. Santiago (Jesus Guevara) is a drug dealer who agrees to let Miguel (Dan Lopecci), a Mexican actor, follow and study him for his next role. With only Billy (Wesam Keesh) the cameraman at his side, the two set out to document a day in the life of Santiago. […]

The Beatles at their Best. Short

2012 Selection. RT 24:55. Made primarily from photos, video clips and interviews all found on the Internet, many only recently available, “The Beatles at their Best” provides viewers with the opportunity to meet The Beatles at the time that John Lennon says they were at their best. “We were at […]

The Revolutionary. Trailer

Runner up, best Documentary film 2012. “The Revolutionary provides a fascinating perspective on the greatest revolution of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an American progressive swept up in it. Sidney Rittenberg is a master raconteur who tells his tale of dramatic political ups and downs with […]

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