THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PNC ARTS ALIVE

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PFS IS ONE OF TWENTY ONE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO RECEIVE THE 2013 PNC ARTS ALIVE GRANT IN THE PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY REGION, SELECTED FOR BOLD THINKING AROUND INCREASING ARTS ACCESS AND ENGAGEMENT.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 20, 2013 – The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (PICFF) presented by PNC Arts Alive is the first festival in Philadelphia dedicated solely to the presentation of film for kids and teens ages 3 to 18. Partnering with the NYICFF, one of the longest running and acclaimed children’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films.

The PICFF will run from Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2013, and be held at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2021 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.  Tickets will be available online at www.filmadelphia.org/roxy.  Additionally, approximately thirty percent of tickets will be made complimentary and distributed through educational and community partner organizations of the Philadelphia Film Society.

“We are incredibly excited to produce the first ever children’s film fest in Philadelphia,” said Andrew Greenblatt, PFS Executive Director.  “It’s something we’ve been discussing and developing for years, and now, due to the generous support of PNC Arts Alive, we’re thrilled to make it a reality.”

PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million initiative from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts, and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences.

“The creativity of Philadelphia’s arts sector is clearly evident in the innovative programs by PNC Arts Alive grantees,” said Bill Mills, PNC regional president for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  “We set out to make the arts more accessible and challenged arts groups to help people experience art in new ways—to engage them now and in the future.  The region’s performing arts community has delivered.”

For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit www.PNCARTSALIVE.com

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