Philadelphia Film Festival
J. Andrew Greenblatt
Year of Foundation 1990
Event Date from 18 October 2018 till 28 October 2018
in Philadelphia, United States
Sections World Masters, International Focus, The Documentary Tradition
Terms of Entry All types of films are invited to submit. Projects must be completed after October 2017, premiere status not required, although to be considered for Competition, the film must be at least a Philadelphia Premiere, feature films min. 50 mins., shorts up to 50 mins.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Registration Deadline Late Deadline: 27 July 2018: Feauture: $60, Short: $50, Documentary: $60
Extended Deadline: 10 August 2018: Feauture: $75, Short: $55, Documentary: $75
Attendance Figures 60,000
Participants of the Film Industry The festival invites all New York-based independent distributors (only one hour by train). American cable companies Showtime and HBO send a representative. The festival also invites a number of producers associated with a festival film. Local film producers and casting agents are also invited.
Prizes/Awards The festival awards are non-cash;
Best Narrative Feature,
Best Documentary Feature
Archie Award for Best First Feature,
Best Short Film
Masters of Cinema
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher (IT/DE/FR/CH, Pola Pandora)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahlu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)
Number of Films Shown 250 films (140 feature length films) from 43 countries
Media Coverage There is extensive local/regional press coverage (TV, radio, newspapers). Internet’s Indiewire covers the festival. Online articles in Variety.com as well.
Evaluation The Philadelphia Film Festival is an annual event with a large and broad programming focus.
Services The festival covers international shipping costs.