As 2018 slowly fades into the rearview mirror, we are intrigued that, year after year, more and more submissions head our way. Why? Why over the past 4 years have we seen such growth in festival interest, submissions, discussions, etc?

We of course want to believe that we are getting better, year after year, in curating a film festival. But maybe more importantly, we hope to be better at connecting filmmakers with resources and a fertile and ongoing ecosystem for networking and discovery. We hope so. Regular submission deadline is on. Get those films in and let’s continue to show Philadelphia what a true independent film festival is all about.

Let us know what you think. We look forward to the coming 12th annual festival May 8 – 11th, 2019. Want to speak? Contact us with your idea.

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See you out there,

The Festival Team