Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

008_FoundersJudgesAwardWinnersTNAt the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, Project Twenty1 filmmakers, artists, volunteers, apprentices, and community members meet industry professionals who can help advance their careers.

Official Selections finally meet their audiences, artists work to build connections for future projects, and deals are struck to commence production on the filmmakers’ next projects or to secure distribution for completed work.

Best of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition also receive a screening and get the opportunity to mingle with celebrity judges and the talented and often highly-experienced Official Selections.

Workshops to help artists hone their skills and add new ones, run the gamut of topics, including Working with SAG Talent, Film Financing, Special Effects, and the Art of Pitching. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to help artists turn their hobbies into full-time careers.

2013-PFAF-Poster-webThe Red Carpet is unrolled for photo opportunities for both the community and media.

Awards and over $10,000 in prizes are distributed to Official Selections and 21-Day Filmmaking Competition Participants. The Project Twenty1 EPIC award is presented to a member of the community that embodies the EPIC spirit of Exhibiting, Promoting, Inspiring, and Connecting his or her fellow community members. Our audience votes too, so every attendee is also a participant.

The Saturday Night Party, Shorts & Shots, gives filmmakers that did not make it into the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival an opportunity to screen in an open-mic style format and receive critique so that participants continue to improve as artists.