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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Opening Date: 
March 30, 2017
Earlybird Deadline: 
April 30, 2017
Regular Deadline: 
May 30, 2017
Late Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Extended Deadline: 
July 30, 2017
Notification Date: 
August 30, 2017
Event Date: 
September 16, 2017 to September 19, 2017
Festival Description: 

1st PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

The Red Carpet Event and Opening Ceremony will take place on the 16th-19th of September, 2017.

The Philadelphia International Film Festival is a new event founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. Focused around alternative screening spaces and renegade filmmaking, this DIY festival is not to be missed. The festival will not only be focused on only delivering an alternative film festival to the local movie fanatics of Philadelphia, but also connecting upstart filmmakers with distribution outlets by working with local independent film distributors. The festival directors also look forward to working with local filmmakers, artists and other venues to create a great festival where movie lovers can gather once a year to celebrate film and socialize. PIFF's aim is to grow into a multi-media experience where people can enjoy our great city while experiencing the best in new cinema, and we'd be thrilled to have you be a part of it.

 
Awards & Prizes: 

Audience Award

Best Narrative Feature

Best Narrative Short

Best Doc Feature

Best Doc Short

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Student Film

Best Experimental

Best International

Best Script

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Original Score

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Editing

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Honorable Mentions

Best Film Editor

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Make-up Artist

Best Hair Stylist

Best Production Designer

Best Screenplay Writer

Best Sound Designer

Best Composer

Best FX Artist

Best Short Film

Best Short Documentary

Best Web Episode

Best Trailer

Best of Audience

Best Screenplay Writer (of produced film)

Best Sound Designer

Best Composer

Rules & Terms: 

All work should be original. All forms of film are accepted into competition.

Films should be at least a premiere in the greater Philadelphia area, and should not have screened publicly elsewhere in the Philadelphia Region.

Films should not be available publicly in any form of digital streaming, rental or sale.

Philadelphia Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt or stills from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival and in perpetuity thereafter for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Philadelphia Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

All films submitted in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation but is not required for entry.

Works in Progress will be considered. Please note that upon acceptance filmmakers must deliver final format for festival screening.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. PIFF is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION. If you do not receive an email form us we did not receive your submission.

Entry fees are per film and are non-refundable. PIFF reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.

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