Live Script Read of “When Harry Met Sally”

Join us for our matinee Saturday april 8th, 1pm – then stay for a Free live script read of “When Harry Met Sally” featuring Philly’s own Jessica Barth (Ted 2, Family Guy) and Micah Hauptman (Homeland, Iron Man). Don’t miss this special event!

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The 2017 Media Film Festival Poster

Media Film Festival’s 2017 poster (social media version), designed by Chris Dietrich at Watertable Creative.

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The Best of the Fest – Past – Tours Delco Libraries

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Media Film Festival we are offering free screenings of a hand selected group of our favorite short films from years past.  This 80 minute program is free of charge and includes films from a number of genres including drama, comedy, animation and documentary.  The film “Painkiller”, produced by local teens that learned filmmaking as part of the Media Youth Film Initiative (MyFi) will start the program.

  • Best of the Fest Past will have six free showings at Delco Public Libraries:
  • Media / Upper Providence – Sunday, March 5th, 2:30pm
  • Middletown Free Library – Monday, March 6th, 2:00pm  
  • Middletown Free Library – Thursday, March 9th, 6:30pm
  • Lansdowne Public Library – Friday, March 10th, 12:00pm
  • Marple Library – Sunday, March 12th, 1:30pm  
  • Haverford Township Free Library – Sunday, March 19th, 2:00pm
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Purchase Tickets to the 2017 Media Film Festival

You can purchase tickets at the door April 7th and 8th — or purchase advance tickets online.

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2017 Media Film Fest — Official Selections

After a careful, months long process the Jury has made its decisions and our list of official selections for our 10th Anniversary edition of the Media Film Festival has been released.  This year’s films represent a diverse group of emerging independent filmmakers.  There are a number of outstanding local selections alongside films from Germany, France, Ireland and beyond.  The Media Film Festival screens April 7th and 8th at the historic Media Theatre.

Our 2017 selections:

(Currently listed in alphabetical order; the final schedule will be announced later in March.)

  • The Astronomer
  • The Audition
  • The Blow Job
  • Bombing
  • Chasseur
  • Deloras
  • The Discovery of Alan Hindley
  • A Funny Man
  • Gift Horses
  • Happy Birthday, Kevin
  • Happy Earth Co.
  • Karl Manhair Postal Inspector
  • Killed in Action
  • The Life of Marie
  • Limbo
  • Mayfield
  • Mints
  • Need Change
  • Not Yet
  • Rekindled
  • Remote Controlled
  • Selkie
  • Solitary
  • Somna
  • Stay Here
  • Two Dollar Bill
  • Unleavened Bread (Caramel mou)
  • The Usual Silence
  • Virgin Territory
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Wifey Redux
  •  You Look Beautiful

And in the Friday Night Horror Festival, 10:30pm April 7th:

  • An Ambitious Man
  • Brainsick, The Hammer Killer
  • He’s Mine
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Only for the Good
  • Postpartum
  • Save
  • Studded Nightmare (Cauchemar capitonné)
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The Jury is Out…

The submission deadline has passed and the last of the entries for the 10th Annual Media Film Festival are in now in the hands of the jurors. Our panel will be screening, scoring and tabulating the results and will announce the Official Selections in late February. There were a record number of films in the 2017 competition including narrative, documentaries, animation and experimental films with horror films in a category of their own. Thanks to all of the artists whose hard work makes this Festival possible. Stay tuned for the results. The Media Film Festival will take place Friday, April 7th and Saturday April 8th, 2017 at the Historic Media Theatre in downtown Media.

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Festival Submissions Close Monday, Januray 16th

There are only a few days left to submit your film to the 2017 Media Film Festival.  The last day for submissions is Monday January 16th.  Final selections will be announced in early March, and the fest will be held on April 7th and 8th, 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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Press Release: Media Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates and Call for Entries

May 23, 2016 (MEDIA, PA) – The Media Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 10th Anniversary year. The Festival will take place April 7 – 8, 2017 at its official Host Venue, the historic Media Theatre in downtown Media, PA The early deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2016. For more information on official deadlines as well as entry guidelines and links visit www.mediafilmfestival.org

Now in its 10th year, the Media Film Festival offers access to the creative voices of independent filmmakers from across the Philadelphia region and around the world. According to Festival Chair David Scheivert, “Our Festival supports a diverse community of artists who have unique stories to tell.” Categories include narrative, documentary, animation, experimental and horror. Entries are under 40 minutes.

The 10 th Anniversary of the Media Film Festival will include special events throughout the year, including free public screenings of a “Best of Fest” retrospective. “The Media Film Festival is more than just a presentation of great film art,” says Scheivert, “It’s a community happening with the excitement and glamour of the red carpet and the opportunity to celebrate these films together. In our 10 th year we want to acknowledge and thank our filmmakers, festival-goers and sponsors.”

The Media Film Festival is a volunteer-run event produced by the Media Arts Council and presented by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Volunteers and Festival jurors are needed. For more information call (484) 431-6626.

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Call for Entries for the 10th Annual Media Film Festival

The call for entries for the 10th annual Media Film Festival is now open, for the fest that will be held on April 7th and 8th, 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.

 

The early deadline (September 1st 2016) is discounted, so send your film in now to save on submission fees.

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2016 Media Film Festival Jury Awards and Audience Awards

2016 Jury Awards

Jury Award winners for the 2016 Media Film Festival were announced Saturday night, April 2nd at the close of the festival.  Films are judged by a jury for each genre.

  • Best Drama: The Dolphin Skin City
  • Best Comedy: Donald’s Mom
  • Best Documentary: One is No One
  • Best Animation: The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • Best Horror Film: Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
  • Best Local Film: Sara and Dennis
  • Golden Trolley Award for outstanding achievement: Monkeys

2016 Audience Awards 

The Media Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2016 Audience Awards. These awards are voted on by the audience after each screening.

Friday Evening Awards
1st (tie): “Oh Crappy Day” & “Welcome Home
2nd (tie): “Disco Zal” and “Put Down
3rd “Animation Hotline

Late Night Horror Awards
1st: “How Olin Lost HIs Eye
2nd: “The Hitch Hiker
3rd: “Chateau Sauvignon; Terroir

Saturday Matinee Awards
1st: “I’ve Just Had a Dream
2nd: “Got This
3rd: “Hopscotch

Saturday Evening Awards
1st: “Oh, Lucy
2nd: “One is No One
3rd (tie): “Monkeys” & “Baits and Hooks

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