About the West Chester Film Festival
Our 2020 Festival
The 16th Annual West Chester Film Festival will be held Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26. Our festival presents short films that are 30 minutes or less from around the world. During the weekend, we will show over 60 films during our West Chester Film Festival, our West Chester Family Film Festival, and our West Chester Young Filmmaker Film Festival.
Our festival launches Friday with our Opening Night Party. Films will be shown at location around West Chester. West Chester Film Festival holds informative and free filmmaker workshops on Saturday, April 25. On Saturday, we also host our Filmmaker Meet & Greet. We end our festival on Sunday with more screenings and our not-to-be-missed Closing Night Party.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the West Chester Film Festival is to Entertain, Enlighten and Educate the public through the presentation of global independent and innovative short film and interactive workshops by presenting an annual international short film festival. Our goal is to present a self-sustaining annual film festival giving a voice to up-and-coming artists. The West Chester Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Join us for a weekend every April 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.
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The Festival Team
West Chester Film Festival is made possible by the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Thank you for your support.
2020 West Chester Film Festival Executive Board
Carol Jean Quigley, President
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Vice President
Sarah Beck, Secretary
David Hoopes, Treasurer
Gregg Voltz, Technical Director
Anne Skillman, Volunteer Coordinator
Renee McGusty, Young Filmmaker Organizer
Victoria Flickinger, Sponsorship Coordinator
Armin Jahromi, Community Outreach
2020 Film Review Committee
Sarah Beck & Greg Koorhan
2020 West Chester Film Festival Volunteers
(Please forgive us for inadvertently omitting any names that should also be on this list.)
Brett Anderson Walker