Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Daily screenings at Media Bureau ... #PUFF

Festival peoples ...
Get a dose of what's up in Independent Film making at the #PUFF movie house. We have launched our daily run up to the Festival by enabling the Philadelphia Underground Film Forum (#PUFF). We screen daily but discussions and presentations are Monday and Wednesday evenings with all exceptions posted.

Please sign on to our Facebook page and keep in touch. Stop by with a submission, or just hang with other film makers. There's nothing like it in Philadelphia - so we are told.

PUFF Facebook page ...

See you at the screenings.

Benjamin Barnett
Festival Director
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Monday, December 21, 2009

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival website launches!

Well after some time the URL is back in our own domain. We have posted the website!

We have decided not to use PIFF this year, we think it sounds rather lame, but of course you can call us whatever you want. ;)

Thanks to Diego Martinez and the team for getting us online ...
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

You can of course find us on:
Twitter - PAfilm
Facebook - Phila Inde Film festival
and this blog (official Festival).

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the fest this year.

Benjamin F. Barnett
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Festival Director

Diego Martinez
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Festival Digital Media Strategist

Friday, November 20, 2009

2010 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Facebook Page

We have the Festival Facebook page up and running. Please feel free to contact us there and ask any questions.

Posting at: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2010 Facebook Group
SEARCH: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2010 (June 24-28)

You can stop by the office as well at:

725 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
or call:
215 592 - 1242

See you at the Monday and Wednesday screenings - 9pm - 12am.

Thank you,
Benjamin F. Barnett

Festival Director
3rd Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2010

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2010 up and running!

Hello all,
Well the grand scheme has been thwarted and we are now moving along just fine! We have many things going on and are well underway for 2010. The people have spoken. The founders have returned.

The Festival will be held June 24-28, 2010. Media Bureau, 725 N. 4th Street, will be the Box Office as it was for the inauguration year (2008). The late night screening room will be open for the truly daring. Film slams have risen again!

All films / events will be returning to Northern Liberties. The walking festival is back on...

We have spent the better part of the last 15 months debating openly the goals of our festival, seeking out like minded film types, expanding the link between local and non local film makers, and are having fun again watching the movies! If you are interested in checking out some of the screener's as audience reviewers and take yourself serious (!), please contact us at: http://PhiladelphiaIndependentFilmFestival.com or call (USA) 215 592 - 1242

... WAB submission process will begin Nov. 21st
... Walk-ins have already begun.

We are screening Monday and Wednesday evenings here in the freeRADlab. Please let us know if you are interested. The discussions have been lively. Contact us for more information or stop by - 9pm - 12am.

I want to thank everybody, especially all the film makers, City of Philadelphia, and the Northern Liberties community who have supported this festival and been there through the big changes over the past year. It has been quite an experience!

If you have any questions or comments, please call or stop by. Or just post it here - for all to see :)

See you soon,
Benjamin F. Barnett
Festival Director
Philadelphia Independent Film festival 2010

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pre-Screening sessions for Phila Independent Film Festival 2010 began in September!

Weekly Screenings began July 6th, at Media Bureau!
The festival never ends!

Stop by and support fellow Film Makers and the Philadelphia Independent Film festival if you are in Philadelphia. Free Coffee/Tea ... Mondays, 9pm-12am EST. $5.

Media Bureau
725 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215 592-1242
267 228-0333

See you there!

DJ Rich Medina ... In the Piazza. 4pm - 2am

Ok, so it is not part of the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival but we think it would have been cool if the Awards ceremony would have been there anyway and Rich Medina is one of the best HipHop DJ's (Can you say ... Rock Steady Crew!) in the East. Period.

We hope you all have been having a good time. We promise next year to be on a different level. Events will be happening here in Philadelphia as the year goes on. As well, we will be attending the Film Festival Convention in Las Vegas (October?). We hope to see you there...

Jen Ferrare
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Saturday, June 27, 2009

And because it is now time ... this blog is Active alongside Piff2009!!

Whew, we fought long and hard and here we are ... There is no stopping us now.

Check us on Facebook for now. We have active Twitter pages as well.

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival ...

Well see you June 29th...

Benjamin Barnett
Executive Producer
and the
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival team


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blog is now inactive... for now. ;)

As the founder and original Festival Director at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (2008) I want to thank all of the Film Makers, everybody who participated, and all who gave their time. When I conceived the idea and wrote the mantra as to why this festival was starting up and what it hoped to do, it was a sincere attempt at connecting to the heart of the film world - the Independent Film Maker.

Best of luck to the new Festival Directors and the 2009 team. I'll be back ;)

Benjamin Barnett
Festival Director, Founder
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival