The 30th Philadelphia Film Festival will showcase more than 130 films.
Philadelphia Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Philadelphia Film Festival
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Philadelphia Film Festival is a film festival founded by the Philadelphia Film Society. Philadelphia Film Society creates opportunities for diverse communities to experience film through initiatives that inspire, educate, challenge, and entertain. PFS is the region’s foremost resource for film presentation and education, and is committed to presenting film as a transformative and powerful medium for artistic expression and a catalyst for strengthening community. As the producer of the Philadelphia Film Festival and creative force behind the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse Theater, and PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard, PFS raises awareness of film as an important art form in Philadelphia, and serves as a vital piece of the city’s arts and culture community.
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Knives Out from director Rian Johnson and Come As You Are Richard Wong’s buddy road trip comedy tied to win the coveted Audience Award at the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
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.
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.
The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place from October 16 – October 26, 2014, throughout the Greater Philadelphia area will open with Birdman, Alejandro 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
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.
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.
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.