Programs & Education

The Philadelphia Film Society is excited to unveil new year-round programs and education series at our new home, the PFS Theater at the Roxy. Read below for information about each initiative.

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The Philadelphia Film Society is excited to unveil year-round programs and education series at our new home, the PFS Theater at the Roxy.  

PFS Programs & Education seeks to support the PFS mission and further encourage, enlighten, educate, and entertain our community through programming designed to promote visual, media, and cultural literacy.  Through our theater, PFS will create a community-oriented destination and site for unique cinema experiences.

Learn more about our new initiatives below.

FILMADELPHIA AT THE ROXY +

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Filmadelphia at the Roxy is a monthly film series at the PFS Theater at the Roxy that provides a venue for local filmmakers of all ages, levels and backgrounds to showcase their work and elicit audience feedback. Submissions are FREE for all local filmmakers.

The series serves as a vehicle to encourage and identify new talented filmmakers from throughout the region. Admission is also free of charge in an effort to cultivate accessibility and community involvement.

Join us for a Q&A at the theater and post-screening happy hour at Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse to continue the conversation and celebrate the films.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proudly supports Filmadelphia at the Roxy.

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SUBMISSIONS

If you are a local filmmaker or your film is relevant to the greater Philadelphia area, submit for free today! Submissions are open throughout the year and are processed on a first come, first served basis. Because programs are curated to deliver a full and rich cinematic experience, films may be programmed close to or far from their submission date.  Notification dates will vary.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT >>

We encourage you to submit an online screener, but we also accept DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.

Film screeners can be sent to:
Philadelphia Film Society
ATTN: Allison Koehler
Filmadelphia at the Roxy Series
1600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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DETAILS ON THE MAY SHOWCASE COMING SOON!

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SATURDAY MORNING SPECIALS +

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Saturday Morning Specials is an affordable monthly screening series of unique, family-friendly contemporary and classic films for the young and young at heart!

Get whisked away to discover foreign lands, learn about friendship, overcome obstacles, and meet a bunch of unique people and animals along the way! Subtitles accompany some films, but reading is never required.  

In an effort to further accessibility in our community, Saturday Morning Specials have reduced ticket pricing.  Adult matinee and Member prices apply. Kids ages 12 and under are just $1.

Saturday Morning Specials is supported by The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation.

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FILM SCHEDULE

JANUARY 25       THE DAY OF THE CROWS
FEBRUARY 22    WHITE LION
MARCH 22           THE SECRET OF KELLS
APRIL 26               OTTER 501
MAY 17                   ANTBOY
JUNE 21                A CAT IN PARIS 
JULY 19                 FOOSBALL
AUG 16                  DAISY A HEN INTO THE WILD
SEPT 20                A HORSE ON THE BALCONY

Click each film for film descriptions, schedule, and ticket information!

 

SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS +

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Come one, come all to Sensory Friendly Sundays!

Sensory Friendly Sundays is an inclusionary screening series thoughtfully designed to consider children with developmental and behavioral disabilities.

Films are presented in a sensory friendly environment with the lights turned up, sound turned down, and customary social expectations relaxed.  Gluten-free snacks are available.  

The program launches at the PFS Theater at the Roxy in April 2014 in support of Autism Awareness Month. PFS thanks our community partners the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia Autism Society, and Parent to Child and Therapy Associates for their support.
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FILM SCHEDULE

APRIL 27               OTTER 501
MAY 18                   ANTBOY
JUNE 22                A CAT IN PARIS 
JULY 20                 FOOSBALL
AUG 17                   DAISY A HEN INTO THE WILD
SEPT 21                 A HORSE ON THE BALCONY

Click each film for film descriptions, schedule, and ticket information!

GRAVEYARD SHIFT +

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By popular demand from our diverse audience of cinephiles, we've expanded the annual Philadelphia Film Festival's Graveyard Shift section into a year-round midnight screening series. 

Full of cult favorites and new genre films, this series is for fans of horror, action, suspense, thriller, and the downright weird.  Expect to see these films as you've never seen them before with unparalleled digital projection or on 35mm film.

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FILM SCHEDULE

APRIL 11                  WITCHING AND BITCHING
APRIL 12                 MOEBIUS
MAY 9                      SUSPIRIA
JUNE 13                  PROXY
JULY 11                    TROLLHUNTER
AUGUST 8              THE BABADOOK
SEPTEMBER 12    VIDEODROME

Click each film for descriptions, schedule, and ticket information.

PASSPORT TO WORLD CINEMA +

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The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year’s strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its third year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.

Please check Upcoming Events for designated screenings.

BABIES ON BOARD +

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Grab your stroller and join us for Babies on Board screenings every Wednesday

To accommodate film lovers with infants, the PFS Theater at the Roxy invites new parents and caretakers to bring their children to the theater to catch a new release while avoiding the social limitations of the traditional theater experience. 

Volume is lowered just a bit and fussing, giggling, and sleeping are no problem.  The films will screen at matinee times and ticket prices-- and the little ones are always free!

Please check the film schedule for designated screenings.
* - Signifies 'Babies on Board' screening

THE 10 DAY FILM CHALLENGE +

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PFS is proud to partner with THE 10 DAY FILM CHALLENGE in 2014!  Check out their website to see how you can get your students involved and stay tuned for more exciting announcements from us!

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Founded by educators with over 75 combined years in Television and Film Production, Education and Administration, the 10 Day Film Challenge is an ideal competition for the 21st Century classroom. The 10 Day Film Challenge asks high school students to write, shoot, edit and score a film in just 10 school days!

This competition challenges all students to think critically and be creative while enhancing digital literacy.  The mission is to provide students with a comprehensive, competitive outlet for their work, while giving teachers the opportunity to assess the students' ability to think and perform in a dynamic, fast-paced and rigorous learning environment.

The 10 Day Film Challenge is funded by the nonprofit 10 Day Inc., whose mission is two-fold:

  • To bring the 10 Day Film Challenge to every state in the USA, affording high school students from each state the opportunity to compete in a FREE, comprehensive film competition that not only improves their digital literacy, but tests the skills they have developed in digital media and technology through their school's Film and Video Production curriculum.
  • To use the resources we amass as a means to bring awareness of -- and acquire resources for -- Film and Video Production programs in schools in under-privileged communities.


Click here
 to join 10 Day Inc. in their mission to make film production accessible for students from all economic backgrounds.