For nearly 30 years, the Philadelphia Film Festival has been the Film Society’s marquee event. At the center of the Film Society’s mission, the Philadelphia Film Festival brings the best in independent and international film to audiences in Philadelphia. PFF gathers filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinephiles from around the world for 11-days, celebrating film as an artform that can not only entertain, but also inspire, educate, and create community.
2020 has been a peculiar year to say the least, but the Film Society’s dedication to bringing diverse and acclaimed titles to Philadelphia audiences has never wavered. This October, the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival will be unique from its predecessors. Instead of taking place in the Film Society’s home, the Philadelphia Film Center, and theaters across the city, PFF29 will be taking place in virtual and Drive-In theaters. Whether on their couch or in their car, PFF is determined to give patrons a full Festival experience, with a thoughtfully curated lineup, filmmaker Q&As, and ways to connect with diverse communities through film.