The West Chester Film Festival has announced the final selection for the 13th Annual International Short Film Festival.
This year’s festival is from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30. Filmgoers will enjoy a mix of comedy, drama, animation, art/experimental, and documentary short films in each two-hour film block. There are seven different blocks of films, each screened twice over the weekend.
This community event extends beyond simply watching films. With a party every night, free workshops and networking events for filmmakers and the community, a Fest Cafe and late night meetups, all open to the public, the WCFF has something for everyone.
The festival also offers a Family Film Festival on Saturday morning, free for ages 10 and younger, directly followed by a Young Filmmaker Festival featuring films made by and for middle- and high-school students.
“We encourage members of the community to come out and view the films, participate in events, and extend a warm welcome to our visiting filmmakers who come from all over the world to share their art,” said Carol Quigley, WCFF’s president.
Nearly 300 films were submitted from more than 20 countries for this year’s festival. The lineup includes more than 70 films, and is arguably the most impressive in the festival’s history, including the Hungarian film Sing, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short, among several other Academy Award nominees.
The WCFF is excited to show off venues around downtown West Chester, including the new Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, where film blocks will be shown all weekend long and the Closing Night Awards Party will be held.
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