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West Chester opens the doors to world cinema

Apr 18, 2015 05:36PM, Published by J. Chambless, Categories: News, Arts+Entertainment

Unconventional venues and unusual films are a hallmark of the festival.

 The mission of the West Chester Film Festival from April 24 to 26 is to Entertain, Enlighten and Educate the public through the presentation of global independent and innovative short film and interactive workshops by hosting an annual International Short Film Festival. Our short term goal is to present a self-sustaining annual film festival. Our dream and long-term goal is to permanently house the Festival in a Performing Arts Center or Theater in the Borough of West Chester, presenting independent film and giving a voice to up and coming artists. The West Chester Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Join us for the annual West Chester Film Festival. 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.
The West Chester Film Festival will be screening short films and hosting festival events in some fantastic venues:
Chester County Historical Society
225 North High Street
The Farmers and Mechanics Building
2 West Market Street
Walnut Street Labs
23 N. Walnut Street
Boxcar Brewpub
142 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
3 West Gay Street
Pietro’s Prime
125 West Market Street
111 North Church Street
For a complete schedule of films, descriptions of each film and more information, visit

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