Five-day festival hosts features, documentaries, and animation from local & international filmmakers
- Expires Jun 24, 2012
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- $20 for one ticket to the opening-night gala (a $40 value)
- $40 for two single-day passes (a $110 value)
- $55 for one all-access festival pass (a $125 value)
- $99 for two all-access festival passes (a $250 value)
Held June 20–24, the film festival showcases unique voices and independently produced cinema. Single-day passes provide access to all screenings, panels, and roundtable discussions for a 24-hour period, and all-access passes provide the same perks for all five days of the festival. The opening-night gala shows screenings of four films, including an experimental short titled Nausea, which follows a young woman who wakes up to find her previous night's lover dead. The gala also treats guests to catering from sponsors Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia Distilling Company, and Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery.
Elsewhere, Feathers (June 21) uses animation and music to show the cyclical nature of a city, and Santiago (June 22) chronicles an actor studying a drug dealer for role research during a perilous day. Things get lighter with True Bromance (June 23), a romantic comedy about the bizarre behavior of friends and family during new relationships, and In the Footsteps of Willie Sutton (June 24), a documentary about a refined bandit who escaped prison three times. For a full schedule of films, click here.Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Hosted in the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival lets local and international filmmakers share in fellowship and their celluloid visions of the world. The event has attracted more than 11,000 participants over the past several years and highlights feature-length and short films, as well as animated entries and music videos. Held in June, the five-day festival offers an ideal opportunity to walk the city's neighborhoods as you pop from screening to screening and try to get funding green-lighted for your biopic about Benjamin Franklin's wig maker.