p21Opening Night at Project Twenty1 launched the festival with a bang last night!

The Opening Night screening, You Might As Well Live, a hilarious indie film directed by Simon Ennis, about a loser named Robert Mutt, trying to prove he can be a ‘real somebody,’ was extremely well-received by the audience. “I was laughing so hard, I peed a little,” said one attendee who will remain anonymous for obvious reasons. “That’s embarrassing. But no really, I’m pretty sure I peed a little.”

HD-Series_Canon__Final_03The screening was followed by an awesome party at Distrito down the street, where the filmgoers were able to hang out and enjoy $5 margaritas and good company as they prepared for the rest of the weekend’s events. One lucky raffle winner, Penny DeeNey, walked away with a Glidecam HD-2000 at the end of the night! Photos from Opening Night will be available soon, but we’re busy coordinating all the events for the coming days!

The festival continues through the weekend, starting with workshops Friday afternoon at International House (37th & Chestnut), covering everything from shooting with the Canon 5D Mark ii to Marketing through Social Media to Grant-writing to Pitch workshop where you can present your idea for peer feedback.

The events continue at 4:30 with Speed Networking at the Sheraton where aspiring artists in the film and animation world can get together and help each other turn their projects into careers.

And of course, tonight Project Twenty1 will be screening the top Shorts submitted to this year’s Philadelphia Filmathon, followed by a Friday Night FX Party at the Tiberino Museum.

So before you miss any more fun, come down to the International House at 3701 Chestnut Street RIGHT NOW, grab yourselves a program, and get involved!

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