- Film Festival
(Philadelphia, PA) May 16, 2011 - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently announced the winners for the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia, a new three-year, $9 million initiative supporting innovative projects that inspire and enrich Philadelphia’s communities.
Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) received a $30,000 matching grant for our new Short Film Competition. There are 35 other Philadelphia winners, including individual artists, community organizations, museums, dance ensembles, and theater companies.
In celebration of the Philadelphia Film Festival’s 20th anniversary, PFS will sponsor a Short Film Competition that requires filmmakers to showcase the city by incorporating one of 20 recognizable landmarks, characters, or objects. By featuring these recognizable Philadelphia symbols, filmmakers of all experience levels will be prompted to explore the city through new, innovative lenses.
All films will be voted on by our online community and the top ten films will be screened by the Executive and Artistic Directors of PFS. The winning filmmaker will be given an all-access badge to the 2011 Festival and the top ten will have their films screened at the Festival.