Parties, Pop-Ups, & Networking Events

Opening Night Party

Friday, April 28 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
$35 online or at the door
Church Street Market House
120 N Church St, West Chester, PA 19380

OPEN to the PUBLIC.¬†Celebrate the kick off of the 2023 West Chester Film Festival! Enjoy a great evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie.

Ticket price includes admission to the Friday evening Pop Up Collection!
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 – Pride Film Collection

Saturday, April 29 at 3:00 pm
$5 online or at the door
Location TBA

The Mushroom Man Q&A

Saturday, April 29 at 4:15 pm
FREE
Chester County History Center
225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

Pop-Up – Horror Film Collection

Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 pm
$5 online or at the door
Location TBA

Pop-Up – Coffee & Cartoons Film Collection

Sunday, April 30 from 10:30 – 12:00 pm
$5 online or at the door
The Split Rail Tavern
15 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA 19380

Watch a collection of animated films. Brunch and drinks will be available during this collection of some of the best animated films of the 2023 season.  Some of these films may not be suitable for children.

Closing Night Awards Party

Sunday, April 30 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
$45 online or at the door
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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