Parties, Pop Ups, & Networking Events

Opening Night Party

Friday, November 13, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, $25 online or at the door, at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in the Univest Room
226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

OPEN to the PUBLIC. Celebrate the kick off of the 2020 West Chester Film Festival! Enjoy a
great evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie.
Ticket price includes admission to the 7:00 pm Friday night film block.
Meet filmmakers, directors, actors and sponsors. Open to the public with
tickets available online or cash at the door. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

Pop Up – Art/Experimental Film Collection

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, $5, Venue Details Coming Soon

Watch a collection of seven Art and Experimental film.

Pop Up – SciFi Film Collection

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, $5, Venue Details Coming Soon

Watch a collection of five Science Fiction films.

Filmmakers’ Lounge

All weekend Fenn’s Coffee
111 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Chill with the filmmakers at Fenn’s Cafe. Filmmakers enjoy Free WIFI and coffee (with Filmmaker badge) all weekend long.

Pop Up – Horror/Suspense Film Collection

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 pm, $5, Venue Details Coming Soon

Watch a collection of six Horror/Suspense films.

Pop Up – Coffee & Cartoons Film Collection

Sunday, November 14, 2020 from 10:30 – 11:30 pm, $5, at Venue Details Coming Soon

Watch a collection of seven animated films. Brunch and drinks will be available during this collection of some of the best animated films of the 2020 season.  These films may not be suitable for children.

Closing Night Awards Party

Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, $30 online or at the door, at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

OPEN to the PUBLIC Please join us for THE best deal in Chester County! A fun wrap-up to the Film Festival weekend. “The Chester,” the West Chester Film Festival beloved Award, is a one of a kind blown glass sculpture designed by Brett Walker and hand-crafted by Ryan Blyth. The Chester will be awarded to the Best Animation, Art/Experimental, Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Student, PA Filmmaker and to the H. Paul Fitzpatrick’s People’s Choice film. The Best Woman Filmmaker receives a $500 award presented by the Regional Center for Women in the Arts. Beverages and light nosh will be provided. Following the Awards Presentation, you’ll get to see some of the award-winning films one last time! Tickets may be purchased online, throughout the Festival weekend at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, or at the door on Sunday night.

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