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

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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.

“ILO ILO” “GOD LOVES UGANDA” Leads 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival Jury Award Winners

“ILO ILO” “GOD LOVES UGANDA” Leads 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival Jury Award Winners

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The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival announced the 2013 Jury Award winners; ILO ILO won the award for Best Narrative Feature Film, and GOD LOVES UGANDA won the award for Best Documentary Feature Film. Set in the late 1990s, the moving relationship between a rebellious Singaporean boy and his new Filipino nanny is lovingly captured in director Anthony Chen’s ILO ILO, winner of the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature at 2013 Cannes. In GOD LOVES UGANDA, the effects of the American evangelical fundamentalist movement on the religious and political climate of Uganda are scrutinized in this eye-opening documentary by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. 

Local Philly Films in Greater Filmadelphia Lineup at 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

Local Philly Films in Greater Filmadelphia Lineup at 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

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Six films highlighting the Philadelphia-area and local filmmakers, including the U.S. Premieres of both 1982 and MCCANICK starring Cory Monteith in his filnal role, will screen in the Greater Filmadelphia category at the upcoming 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, which runs Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 27, 2013.  The category also includes the Philadelphia premiere of LET THE FIRE BURN, as well as the Philadelphia premieres of THE DISCOVERERS, THE SUSPECT and TOWN HALL.  

Full Lineup Unveiled for 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival; Closes With Jason Reitman’s LABOR DAY

Full Lineup Unveiled for 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival; Closes With Jason Reitman’s LABOR DAY

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The full film line-up was unveiled for the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place from October 17 to October 27 throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. As earlier announced, the Festival will open on October 17th with J.C. Chandor’s, ALL IS LOST, starring Robert Redford, at the Perelman Theater. Jason Reitman’s LABOR DAY, will close the Festival on Friday, October 25th at the newly renovated Prince Music Theater.

ALL IS LOST Starring Robert Redford is Opening Night Film for Philadelphia Film Festival | TRAILER

ALL IS LOST Starring Robert Redford is Opening Night Film for Philadelphia Film Festival | TRAILER

 All is Lost

ALL IS LOST by writer/director J. C. Chandor is the Opening Night film of the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF), premiering in the new state-of-the-art Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, October 17 . The film is described as “a gripping tale of solitude and survival in the face of disaster” and featuring a “tour-de-force solo performance from Robert Redford.” In ALL IS LOST Robert Redford plays a lone sailor who finds his yacht sinking after a collision with a discarded shipping container in the middle of the Indian Ocean.