Philadelphia Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Philadelphia Film Festival
SINCE: 1991
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
WEBSITE: www.filmadelphia.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Philadelphia Film Festival is a film festival founded by the Philadelphia Film Society

Philadelphia Film Festival is a Wrap; “The Duke of Burgundy” “The Overnighters” Win Top Awards

Philadelphia Film Festival is a Wrap; “The Duke of Burgundy” “The Overnighters” Win Top Awards

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The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, which ran from October 16-26, ended with a sold-out closing night screening of Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.  In the award ceremony preceding the closing night festivities, the festival presented a series of awards to this year’s festival stand-outs.  The Award for Best Narrative Feature went to The Duke of Burgundy directed by Peter Strickland, and the Award for Best Documentary Feature went to The Overnighters directed by Jesse Moss.

Philadelphia Film Festival Screenings Beginning to Sell out and Add New Films

Philadelphia Film Festival Screenings Beginning to Sell out and Add New Films

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The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, which begins this week on Thursday, October 16 and continues through Sunday, October 26, have added new films to the event line-up.  The Festival will add a midnight screening of Sundance hit The Guest to this year’s Graveyard Shift film category.  Advance tickets have sold out for the Festival’s Opening Night Film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Centerpiece film, The Imitation Game. The October 23rd film screening of Imperial Dreams is also sold out with tickets still remaining for the October 22nd film screening. 

2014 Philadelphia Film Festival Film Line-Up; Opens with “Birdman” and Closes with “Wild”

2014 Philadelphia Film Festival Film Line-Up; Opens with “Birdman” and Closes with “Wild”

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The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place from October 16 – October 26, 2014, throughout the Greater Philadelphia area will open with BirdmanAlejandro González Iñárritu’s much anticipated new feature starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone. The Closing Night Celebration will take place on Friday, October 24th with Wild, Jean-Marc Vallée’s critical hit out of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Gabby Hoffman. The festival will continue through the weekend, wrapping up with second screenings of Jury Competition films and festival favorites on Sunday, October 26th.   The 11-day Philadelphia Film Festival will locally premiere over 100 feature length and short films.

Philadelphia Film Festival’s Spring Showcase Unveils Lineup; Includes Retrospective Series Screening Oscar Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón’s Films

Philadelphia Film Festival’s Spring Showcase Unveils Lineup; Includes Retrospective Series Screening Oscar Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón’s Films

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & MemoryAlive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory 

The full film slate is unveiled for the upcoming PFF: Spring Showcase, a new spring extension of the Philadelphia Film Festival, which will be held Friday, April 11 to Thursday, April 17, 2014. In its opening weekend, the Showcase will feature 17 films currently screening through the international film festival circuit. The remainder of the event will feature evening screenings highlighting the creative and visually captivating films of 2014 Oscar Winner for Best Director, Alfonso Cuarón. The retrospective series will screen all of Cuarón’s features in chronological order beginning with his first, 1991’s SÓLO CON TU PAREJA.

Philadelphia Film Festival to Present PFF Spring Showcase, April 11 to 17

Philadelphia Film Festival to Present PFF Spring Showcase, April 11 to 17

 Philadelphia Film Society Theater at the RoxyPhiladelphia Film Society Theater at the Roxy

The Philadelphia Film Society will produce the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF): Spring Showcase, a 7-day film event scheduled to take place from Friday, April 11 to Thursday, April 17, exclusively at the PFS Theater at the Roxy. According to the PFS, the Spring Showcase offers a preview of the kind of diverse programming that audiences can expect from the annual Philadelphia Film Festival, October 16 – 26, 2014.  A small collection of exciting new films including summer releases and other hits from the festival circuit, it is a great sampler of the kinds of films that will be presented in the line-up this fall.