West Chester Film Festival Launches Thursday Night

Join us for the sixth West Chester Film Festival over the weekend of April 22-25, 2010. We will screen short films, up to 30 minutes in length, submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are juried by a panel of industry professionals and winners chosen according to content, innovation and technical execution. We anticipate attendance of 3,000 film lovers this year.

For a full schedule of all the films being shown in West Chester Click Here.

Opening Night Party

Thursday, April 22 • 7:00-10:00pm • Market Street Grill • 6 West Market Street
Celebrate the kickoff of the 2010 West Chester Film Festival! Enjoy a great evening of drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, music and camaraderie! Meet filmmakers, directors, actors and sponsors. Open to the public with tickets available online or cash at the door. Become a member and receive 20% off the ticket price! Space is limited so get your tickets early.

Meet & Greet with the Filmmakers

Saturday, April 24 • 4:30-5:30pm • Pietro’s Prime • 125 West Market Street

Pietro’s PrimeMeet your favorite WCFF Filmmakers! Hob-knob with the soon-to-be-famous at West Chester’s finest martini bar and steakhouse. Find out what goes on behind the film scene! Light nosh will be provided.

Closing Night Awards Party

Sunday, April 25 • 6-10pm • The Note • 142 East Market Street • $20
The NotePlease join us for THE Best Deal in Chester County! A fun wrap-up to the Film Festival weekend. “The Chester,” the West Chester Film Festival beloved Award, is a one of a kind glass sculpture designed by Brett Walker and crafted by Ryan Blyth. The Chester will be awarded to the Best Animation, Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Student, PA Filmmaker and Audience Choice films. The Best Woman Filmmaker will receive a $500 award presented by the Regional Center for Women in the Arts.

Following the Awards Presentation, you’ll get to see some of the award winning films one last time. Beverages and light nosh will be provided.

Tickets may be purchased online, throughout the Festival at the Chester County Historical Society, or at the door.

Here’s a list of all the venues to catch a film (click here) and for all the info you’ll need for The West Chester Film Festival check out their website at http://www.westchesterfilmfestival.com/