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Philadelphia Film Festival

A city-wide celebration of the cinema

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Overview

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

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

 

The Experience

The nearly two-week festival features dozens of films from around the globe.

Every October, the Philadelphia Film Festival gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for eleven days of cinematic grandeur.

Curated by the programming committee of the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Festival carefully selects films from around the world that have screened in prestigious festivals like Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca and Berlinale.

The film program highlights masters of cinema, new French films, films from Spain and Latin America, American Independents, Philadelphia filmmakers, documentaries, live-action and animated shorts and more.

The festival presents these films alongside exclusive events, such as VIP receptions and appearances by actors, directors and industry guests.

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Purchase tickets online, by phone or at select venue box offices. For ticket information, click the button below:

To learn more about the Philadelphia Film Society and for festival details, click the button below:

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