Media Film Festival 2018 Official Selections

The 2018 Media Film Festival — our 11th annual — is planned for April 5th, 6th, and 7th at the Media Theatre, with a great line-up of films! We are excited to announce the following official selections. (Currently listed in alphabetical order; the final schedule will be announced in March.)

  • Alternative Math
  • Baller Dreamz
  • Birds of a Feathe
  • The Cage
  • Dakota
  • Dehorning a Rhino in the Wild
  • Der dunkle Reigen
  • Happily Ever After
  • The Hobbyist
  • Ink Room
  • The Jar
  • Just A Scenario
  • The Last Doll Lady
  • Laughing Branches
  • Lorem Ipsum
  • The Man Who Had Cheese Sticks Powder On His Fingers
  • Mariposas
  • Marvin
  • The Perfect Nothing
  • The Performance
  • Pietas
  • Rendez-vous
  • Return Safely
  • Reunion
  • Revelation — the City of Haze
  • Semicolon
  • The Servant
  • The Shortest are Always the Best
  • T.S.A.
  • Tagati
  • Through the Window
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Welcome Home
  • White Paper
  • You and Me
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Save the Date: The 2018 Media Film Festival Returns April 5 – 7

Mark your calendars. The Media Film Festival is gearing up for its 11th year at the historic Media Theatre April 5 – 7. The 2018 Fest expands to a third day, presenting a program of 43 independent short films, a Late Night Horror Fest, Live Script Read of “The Princess Bride”, filmmaker Q & As, a young filmmaker program, a workshop and more. Once again, the Media Film Fest will be the place to have your picture taken on the red carpet, mingle with award-winning filmmakers and special guests and then sit back and enjoy 5 distinct blocks of amazing short films from our community and around the world.

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Media Film Fest welcomes Aqua and Neumann University as 2018 Sponsors

Aqua and Neumann University are now sponsors of the 2018 Media Film Festival.

 

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Official Selections to be Announced

The Jury for the 2018 Media Film Festival has completed its voting and the selection process is almost complete.  With an unprecedented number of quality films submitted, this year’s judging panel had a challenging job.  Look for an official announcement of our program in mid-February.

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Seeking Teen Film Students

Area teens will have the opportunity to learn professional filmmaking as part of the Media Youth Film Initiative (MyFi) which kicks off its spring session on February 21st.  A joint program of the Media Arts Council and the Media Youth Center, the 10 week MyFi class will continue Wednesdays through May 2, 2018.

Since 2012 MyFi has been teaching the fundamental elements of visual storytelling to area high school students. Whether their goal is to be in front of the camera or behind the scenes the kids work in small groups of 6-8 forming a production crew.  They learn how to conceive and write a film script, create a storyboard, act in film, direct actors, light a set, record sound and to put it all together in an editing program.

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Upcoming Deadline for the 2018 Media Film Festival

The call for entries for the 2018 Media Film Festival has been open since summer, for the fest that will be held on April 6th and 7th, 2018.

The regular submission deadline is on November 15th, 2017.

Click “Submit Your Film” on the menu above for full details, or simply click one of the logos below to submit through the festival submission service of your choice.

 

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Call for Entries for the 11th Annual Media Film Festival

The call for entries for the 11th annual Media Film Festival is now open, for the fest that will be held on April 6th and 7th, 2018.

Click “Submit Your Film” on the menu above for full details, or simply click one of the logos below to submit through the festival submission service of your choice.

The early deadline (September 1st 2017) is discounted, so send your film in now to save on submission fees.

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Live Read of “When Harry Met Sally” Wins Raves at Media Film Festival

 

Media and beyond is still abuzz in the wake of the recent stage reading of “When Harry Met Sally”, part of the celebration of the Media Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary on April 8th. The gifted cast, comprised of Hollywood talent alongside theater students from West Chester University, skilled regional actors and even a couple of volunteers from the Film Festival Board, joined together to create a lively afternoon of comedy on stage at the historic Media Theatre.

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A Look Back at Our 10th Anniversary- The 2017 Media Film Festival

Our 10th year has been a particularly memorable one.  We wanted to mark this special milestone by including some exciting, new programs that would be both meaningful and enjoyable for our community.  From the time we rolled out the red carpet at the Media Theatre on Friday evening, through a jam packed day of programs on Saturday, to the glamorous After-Party in the Theatre’s legendary Crystal Room that ended the festivities, it proved to be a weekend to remember.

41 hand-selected, amazing short films, including 2 world premieres, were screened.  The work of local teen filmmakers was celebrated.  “Women Making Film” gathered for a brunch workshop at Media’s 320 Market Café, to talk about the unprecedented number of women directors and producers who are emerging in the world of independent film.  For the first time the Festival added a Live Script Read to our lineup with a Saturday afternoon reading of “When Harry Met Sally”, Nora Ephron’s Oscar nominated screenplay.  Featuring respected L.A. based actors Micah Hauptman and Jessica Barth, Philadelphia natives and West Chester grads, it was extremely well received by the audience; a unique experience of enjoying a classic film as a live theater production.

We are very grateful to all of the artists who provided the many wonderful films that made up the diverse program for our 10th year.  These are the dreamers and creators who bring their vision to life on the screen so we may enjoy it.  The Media Film Festival Jury chose 5 outstanding films to receive the newly created Aruffo-Rim Awards for outstanding artistic achievement, which included a cash prize:  

JURY / Aruffo-Rim AWARDS

  • Best Drama:  Chasseur
  • Best Comedy:  Wifey Redux
  • Best Documentary:  Limbo
  • Best Horror Film: Studded Nightmare
  • Golden Trolley Award 2017:  The Audition

Special thanks to our Sponsors who make it all possible. Produced by the Media Arts Council (MAC), sponsors of the Media Film Festival included the Borough of Media, Michael R. Rhile Construction, Naturescapes  , Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, the Aruffo-Rim Agency and the Media Theatre

To the team of passionate volunteer who give their time, creativity and hard work to take on such an ambitious event – our deep appreciation.  Finally, a special thank you to our ever growing audience.  Saturday evening’s crowd  was near capacity for our 4th and final block of films.  We come together to have a shared experience of storytelling.  We may have laughed, we may have been moved or maybe even enlightened in some fashion.  This is what short, independent film offers us. Here’s to the year ahead and the anticipation of another great Media Film Festival for 2018.

Be sure to follow us on  facebook.com/MediaFilmFestival and Twitter @mediafilmfest1

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The 2017 Media Film Festival Audience Awards

Our audience ballots have been counted and the winners are:

Friday, April 7th, 7pm

  1. Need Change
  2. Limbo
  3. Rekindled

Horror Fest, Friday April 7th, 10:30pm

  1. Cauchemar Capitonne
  2. Only for the Good
  3. Postpartum

Saturday, April 8th, 1pm 

  1. Gift Horses
  2. A Funny Man
  3. Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector

Saturday, April 8th, 7pm

  1. Solitary
  2. Wifey Redux
  3. You Look Beautiful
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