21st Philadelphia Film Festival Pilots New Free Ticket Program, “PFF On Us”

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Thousands of Free Tickets to Select Films Will Be Distributed to Event Patrons and Partner Organizations

 (Philadelphia, PA—September 5, 2012) – The 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, to be held October 18-28, invites the city to see something it’ll never forget. New this year, the Festival is launching a pilot program that offers complimentary tickets to select films throughout the 11-day event, thanks to support provided by the Wyncote Foundation.

“PFF On Us” further realizes the mission of the Philadelphia Film Society, which aims to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding.  By removing the economic barriers to a variety of screenings at the Festival, PFS expects to make the Festival accessible to all interested Philadelphians and to create a shared cultural experience throughout the community.

Tickets to the “PFF on Us” program within the Festival will be complimentary and made available to both Film Society Members and the general public on a “first-come, first serve” basis until all tickets have been claimed. Ticket reservations for the general public will be made available online at   http://philadelphiafilmfestival.ticketleap.com/pff-on-us  or over the phone at 267-239-2941. Tickets may be redeemed starting Oct. 1 (Sept. 28 for PFS Members). For more information, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/tickets or call the number above.

Additionally, the Philadelphia Film Society has invited diverse organizations from across the area to participate in the program in order to expand its audience to underserved communities. If you or your organization would like to participate as a partner organization, please visit www.filmadelphia.org/partner

The Philadelphia Film Festival annually features the best cinema from around the world including, domestic and international films from both new filmmakers and renowned artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Lerman; Associate Director of Programming, Jesse Trussel ; Programmers Tom Quinn (The Weinstein Company) & Ryan Werner (IFC); and Associate Programmer Dilcia Barrera.

All tickets to the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. Pre-sale tickets are available to Philadelphia Film Society members beginning Friday, September 28, 2012. A full schedule of film listings will be available beginning Thursday, September 27, 2012. Information about the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival, including specific guests and venues will be available soon.

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