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Phoenixville Film Festival

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Thursday, Sep 21 - Sunday, Sept 24
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Phoenixville Film Festival is an annual event that takes place in the historic town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. It’s about 30 minutes outside The City of Philadelphia, and it’s hosted at the famous Colonial Theatre. That’s right—the same theatre from The 1958 film The Blob starring Steve McQueen.

The festival is a celebration of independent film that includes film screenings, filmmakers panels and workshops, after-parties, and an awards ceremony.

In its first year ever, the festival is aimed at attracting independent film fans and filmmakers alike. You’ll get to spend four amazing days and nights exchanging ideas, making new contacts, and enjoying some compelling and interesting films encompassing a wide range of tastes.



7 PM: Opening Night Engagement – The Garden Suite


11 AM: Screenplay Live Readings A – The Berry Theatre

4:30 PM: Apocalypse Love Story – The White Rabbit Theatre

6:30 PM: Short Films Block 1 – The White Rabbit Theatre

8:30 PM: Copyright Infringement – The White Rabbit Theatre


11 AM: Short Films Block 2 – The White Rabbit Theatre

3 PM: Documentary Short Subject Block 1 – The White Rabbit Theatre

5 PM: Wonderfully Made – The White Rabbit Theatre

7 PM: Short Films Block 3 – The White Rabbit Theatre


10:30 AM: Screenplay Live Readings B – The Berry Theatre

12:30 PM: Short Films Block 4 – The White Rabbit Theatre

2:30 PM: Documentary Short Subjects Block 2 – The White Rabbit Theatre

4:30 PM: Willie, Jamaley & The Cacacoon – The White Rabbit Theatre



The mission of the non-profit Phoenixville Film Festival is to bring artists and audiences closer together through cinematic story telling. Our goal is to provide a platform for artists to advance their craft, engage with the community, and promote their work.

We believe that film is a powerful medium that can be used to tell stories that matter—stories that inspire us, teach us, make us laugh, or cry, and more. We also know how hard it can be for artists to get their work seen, heard, and appreciated by those who might be interested in it. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating opportunities for filmmakers at all levels of experience.

We want you—the filmmaker and the screenwriter —to feel supported by our team and valued by our community. We hope that this festival will be an opportunity for you to connect with other filmmakers and audiences alike.


The program culminates with an awards ceremony on the last day of the film festival. During that time, we’ll present the awards for the following categories:

-Best Feature Film
-Best Documentary
-Best Short Film
-Best Animation Short Film
-Best Short Documentary
-Best Local Film
-Audience Award

-Best Performance in a Short Film
-Best Performance in a Feature Film

-Best Feature Screenplay
-Best Short Screenplay
-Best Local Screenplay

Interested in being part of the festival? Submit your film or script here.

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