2024 Schedule

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Our main film venue is Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.  Our Opening Night Party will be held at Uptown, followed immediately by our first collection of films. Our Meet & Greet will be held at Chester County History Center Our Closing Night Party will be held at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, with drinks and food served in Mac’s Foxhole Bar and movie viewings in the A. Roy Smith Bravo Mainstage Theater.

Friday, April 26

5:30 PM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Opening Night Party! 

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7:00 PM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

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[Insert Short Film Title]
An Avocado Pit
Fading Giant
Machine
Walls Running
Canvas
How Sweet the Sound
Daisy
Sleep Mode
A Close Encounter 

9:30 PM – Mayday Coffee Shop
123 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Purchase Your Ticket to the Horror Pop-Up

Pop-Up – Horror Collection
Siren’s Song
Greenhouse
The Offering
Keep You
Brooding

Saturday, April 27

9:30 AM – Hotel Warner

You Can’t Fix Everything in Post: Nailing Down Your Script Before the Camera Rolls A Filmmakers Breakfast Workshop

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Sponsored by West Chester Film Festival & Something’s Awry Productions
Presented by Something’s Awry
Moderated by Executive Producer Amy Theorin
Food provided by Mayday Coffee Shop 

At the heart of a good film is a logical, engrossing story. So let’s make sure you have one before you turn on the camera! Join us for breakfast and an insightful panel with award-winning local screenwriter Kurtis Theorin, where we’ll talk about the concept, plot, and character questions every filmmaker should ask themselves before shooting. Trust us, this will save you a lot of headaches in the long run!

11:00 AM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380 

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Young Filmmaker Block
Nix’s Symphony
Cons of Collecting Dust
Paper House
Metamorphosis
Ebb and Flow
A Reason for Hope
Stevie
Detective Corleone
No American Left Behind
Laugh Track
I Squished Grandpa
Child Bearer
The Darkness Within
Beauty World
When Pigs Fly
Cereal
Breadwinners 

1:15 PM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380 

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Tennis, Oranges
Bird Hours
Greenhouse
Power
Pre-Existing Freedom
Yellow
Persons Set Apart
The Offering
The Setup 

3:30 PM  – Chester County History Center

Purchase Your Ticket to Pennsylvania Stories Pop-Up 

Pop-Up – Pennsylvania Stories Collection
Takin’ It to the Streets
Canvas
Daisy
How Sweet the Sound
Infraction
Astronaut 

4:30 PM – Chester County History Center
Filmmaker Meet & Greet

6:00 PM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

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Bridges
Making Up
Takin’ It to the Streets
And That’s for This Christmas
All Units Respond
Just Laugh
Lovesick
When Pigs Fly
Infraction
Face Swap 

8:30 PM – Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

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Bug Therapy
The Serena Variations
Fever
Keep You
Re-creating Jacqueline Kennedy’s Wedding Dress
Good Girl
Millie’s Care Free Day
Natalia’s Transformation
Brooding
Dead Cat 

Sunday, April 28

9:30 AM – After the Festivals: Preparing for Success 
A Filmmakers Breakfast Workshop 

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Discussion and Q&A about how to be prepared for when your festival film starts making waves, getting attention, and taking you where you hoped to go. Topics covered will include sharpening your online/social media presence, over-preparing for opportunity without over-promising, and how to avoid common hurdles between yourself and a distribution agreement. 

11:00 AM – Bierhaul
15 N. Walnut Street, West Chester, PA

Purchase Your Ticket to Coffee & Cartoons Pop-Up 

Pop-Up – Coffee & Cartoons Collection

Bridges
When Pigs Fly
Tennis, Oranges
Today We Climbed a Hill
Sleep Mode
Nix’s Symphony
Bug Therapy 

1:00 PM  Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

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Today We Climbed a Hill
A Good Day Will Come
Ride & Tie
Ah-Ma Burns
Astronaut
The Forest of Souls
109 Below
Precious
You Mourn Weird 

3:30 PM  Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

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Nix’s Symphony
Dinosaurs Are Dead
Murder & Ice Cream
Pentaclub (The Club of Five)
Nature’s Building Blocks: Hemophilia Treatments Across Generations
Demi-Goddesses
Discovering Ella
Preschool to Prison
Siren’s Song
O.I. 

6:00 PM  Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Closing Night Party!  

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Please note that our schedule is subject to change.

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