Press Release: Media Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates and Call for Entries

May 23, 2015 (MEDIA, PA) – The Media Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 10th Anniversary year. The Festival will take place April 7 – 8, 2017 at its official Host Venue, the historic Media Theatre in downtown Media, PA The early deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2016. For more information on official deadlines as well as entry guidelines and links visit

Now in its 10th year, the Media Film Festival offers access to the creative voices of independent filmmakers from across the Philadelphia region and around the world. According to Festival Chair David Scheivert, “Our Festival supports a diverse community of artists who have unique stories to tell.” Categories include narrative, documentary, animation, experimental and horror. Entries are under 40 minutes.

The 10 th Anniversary of the Media Film Festival will include special events throughout the year, including free public screenings of a “Best of Fest” retrospective. “The Media Film Festival is more than just a presentation of great film art,” says Scheivert, “It’s a community happening with the excitement and glamour of the red carpet and the opportunity to celebrate these films together. In our 10 th year we want to acknowledge and thank our filmmakers, festival-goers and sponsors.”

The Media Film Festival is a volunteer-run event produced by the Media Arts Council and presented by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Volunteers and Festival jurors are needed. For more information call (484) 431-6626.

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