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The Philadelphia Film Festival

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Philadelphia Film Festival

The Prince Theater on Chestnut Street is one of a number of venues hosting films for the Philadelphia Film Festival. Credit: Photo courtesy Prince Theater


October 19-29, 2017

Note: The information below is from 2016. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


Hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival showcases the best in independent and foreign cinema in theaters and venues throughout Philadelphia.

The 11-day festival features dozens of films from around the globe — divided into helpful categories — along with appearances from special guests from the world of cinema.

Every year, the festival is bookended with blockbuster opening and closing night films. Stay tuned to find out this year’s featured films.

The festival also promises screenings of short films, feature-length films, animated movies and other genres at venues like the Prince Theater, the Ritz East and the Ritz at the Bourse.

Guide to the 25th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival

Screening 110 feature length and short films this year, the Philadelphia Film Festival has plenty of options to navigate! To get you started, we’ve got a guide over on Uwishunu, which includes movie highlights, ticketing info and all the other details you need to know to rock this year’s festival. Click the button below!

Guide to the Philadelphia Film Festival

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