Monday, February 22, 2010

Official Rejection - Screens and Paul Osborne hangs ...

Great 3 days of screenings, discussions, shananigans, rejection, freeezing,and general sarcasm.

Paul Osborne is a straight up guy and to hear his perceptions on Film Festivals is very sobering and encouraging. It seems from these discussions that the fest can give and give but the film maker will always want more. But at the same time, the Fest needs to give what they have. This is a collaboration.

Thanks Paul for being at our forum, we look forward to seeing you at the Philadelphia Independent Film festival.

Benjamin Barnett
Festival Director

Cropsey screens in a Blizzard ...

Yes, a blizzard. To say the least it was crazy snow, Director Joshua Zeman (w/ Barbara Brancaccio) was hanging hard with the faithful though ...

It was true when we said that the best way to see a scary doc film like this int he snow was an answer. It's kind of like being there ... ;)

Thanks to all for the screenings.

Benjamin F. Barnett
Festival Director

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart of Stone screenings at #PUFF ... Feb 12, 13, 14

We'll see you all there at the screenings. We plan to have them despite the snow as the brave souls who have come out are leaving very excited about their unique movie experience! Thank you for this.

Heart of Stone Screenings:
Fri: 02/12/2010 - 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Sat: 02/13/2010 - 4pm, 6pm, 8pm,
Sun: 02/14/2010- 1pm & 3pm

We plan to keep programming though the festival in June (23-27) and then throughout the year.

See the website Philadelphia Independent Film Festival or our Facebook page PUFF for ongoing screenings and updates.

Thank you!
Benjamin Barnett
Festival Director
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
June 23-27, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Update: Cropsey - Screening at #PUFF ... Feb 5th & 6th - 2010

The screenings have begun. Please note this is a Documentary but some think it is a horror movie ... none the less, this is not suitable for children.... Thanks so much for the support! See you at the theatre ...

CROPSEY - Doc (RT :84min)
Fri: 02/05/2010 - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm, & Midnight
Sat: 02/06/2010 - 2pm, 4...

Director Joshua Zeman (The Station Agent, Mysterious Skin) just gave a talk on the movie. We'll be having a Q&A after the screening. Please note: The 10:00 screening has been moved to 10:15 tonight.

Thank you!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival UPDATE 02 02 2010


February is upon us and we are enjoying these winter months. We have been hard at work with our Festival planning and have some updates. We'll be keeping to our weekly posting schedule through February at this point. Of course you will see Tweets and Facebook posts happening as the week goes by as well. Hopefully you feel informed. Let us know if you have any ideas or comments about the fest.

Festival entries: SUBMIT Online now!!!
The Without A Box (WAB) link is up (since last week actually!) You can now submit online. If you would like to continue to send us submissions via the mail, please do so! Call us with any questions: 215 592-1242 (USA)

A few people have gotten in touch already to book their stay during the fest ... We are looking to get early bird Hotel arrangements hooked up by April 1st. This would be a fest first so we are excited to make it happen! Stay tuned! Keep us posted with favorite hotels and we will try to help best accommodate your stay.

PUFF: Philadelphia Underground Film Forum
We've been having great screenings / discussions during the PUFF. We are screening weekly here in the studios as well as discussing via the PUFF web pages and the film makers. See the site for links / updates... Thank you for the support as always!

Next up is Tribeca Film fest entry, Cropsey. A scary (horror?) documentary that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Get ready.

SXSW: Will it happen?
Stay tuned for #PUFF unfestival news at the SXSW Film festival in Austin (March). We will hopefully have upto 8 movies screening there and are working on setting a 2 day event up. Let us know if you are interested in taking part.

And finally, we are sad to hear, as it has been reported, that it appears the film fest landscape has changed (once again) in Philadelphia with the postponing of the content cool Cinefest in April. We expect to see them back next year as planned.

That's it for now.

See you at the Festival,

Benjamin Barnett
Festival Director
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
June 23 - 27, 2010