Our friends Matt Conant and Stephanie Yuhas at Project Twenty1 send us this news about the upcoming festival:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8th ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL PROMISES TO BE BEST YET
Philadelphia… September 12th, 2013… Project Twenty1, the Norristown, PA-based non-profit, will hold its 8th annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival (PFAF) from September 27th-29th at the International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater at 3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia and various venues throughout University City.
This year’s festival will welcome nearly 100 short & feature length films, including several World and U.S. Premieres. Last year, PFAF welcomed to Philadelphia over 2,000 filmmakers and attendees from as far as Denmark and Colombia.
Beyond the screenings, this year’s PFAF continues to host educational workshops on everything from screenwriting to film funding, and from finding representation to working with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Other events include nightly parties, including Friday Fright Night, a pre-Halloween celebration of costumes and effects makeup, along with the red-carpet Awards Show on Sunday, September 29th. PFAF also acts as the World Premiere for the 24 entries to this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, which this year features filmmaking Teams from around the country and as far as Hong Kong.
Official Selections, tickets and complete event schedule are available on ProjectTwenty1.com and through the International House website ihousephilly.org/projecttwenty1. Individual tickets are $10, and $60 gets an All-Access weekend pass which includes access to the workshops, nightly parties and the red-carpet award show.
Judges, hosts and speakers of this year’s festival include local celebrity Tony Luke, Dan Tabor (Geekadelphia), Craig Santoro (WHYY), as well as several casting agents and professional screenwriters.
Project Twenty1 is a Pennsylvania 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting creatives through film and animation, helping turn passion into careers. For more information, or to get involved, visit www.ProjectTwenty1.com. Office: 215-253-7640 Email: ProjectTwenty1@gmail.com