Extending the festival experience year-round at the PFS Roxy, Signature Series features unique programs including retro favorites and must-see titles that can’t wait for October. To elevate the audience experience, many Signature Series screenings will feature insightful, interactive discussions and conversations with renowned film critics, scholars, visiting filmmakers, and other special guests. There is something for every movie-lover!
We are also committed to presenting work from filmmakers who have been historically underrepresented within the film industry as well as stories that confront beliefs surrounding unjustly marginalized people and issues through our Fair Play Initiative.
In honor of the Philadelphia Film Festival’s 25th year, we’ll be bringing back favorite titles from former Festival line-ups. Featuring two retrospective titles per month, this yearlong series provides a perfect opportunity to revisit award-winning classics or discover under-the-radar gems from the last quarter century.
An exhibition supporting new work by talented up-and-coming local filmmakers of all ages, level, and backgrounds complete with First Friday reception and post-screening Q&As.
Celebrating our talented local filmmakers each month during Philadelphia’s city-wide First Friday art open house, Philly Film Showcase is intended for up-and-coming filmmakers of all ages, level, and backgrounds. Following casual pre-screening receptions, local filmmakers have the opportunity to showcase their work in our state-of-the-art theater and elicit audience feedback during post-screening Q&As. Submitting to the program is FREE! We support our local filmmakers enthusiastically and encourage our community to do the same.
Tickets are FREE, though donations to Philly Film Showcase are welcome. Free ticketing program PFS On Us is presented by PNC Arts Alive.
Bring your own beer or wine for a cinematic toast to your favorite nostalgic hits (and misses). We’ll provide the glassware and drinking games, you’ll BYOB.
There is a $3 convenience fee per person when you bring a bottle. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. All BYO Night patrons are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.
Passport to World Cinema
Passport to World Cinema brings a handpicked selection of the best international titles from around the globe to the PFS Roxy for their first and often only opportunity to be seen on the big screen in Philadelphia.To enhance the viewing experience, in-depth discussions led by distinguished film critics and scholars follow the film screenings.