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ANNOUNCEMENT: Cinedelphia Film Festival

cff-temp-logo-smAfter months of teasing, here’s the first official announcement concerning this April’s Cinedelphia Film Festival.  For those in a hurry, here are the bullet points:
• The CFF will run from April 4-27, 2013 at PhilaMOCA, International House, Viva Video!, and other TBA venues.
• All programming for the CFF is Philly-related in some manner.
• A limited number of All Access Badges are available at a deep discount here.
• You can LIKE the CFF on Facebook.
• PhilaMOCA is currently holding a call for “Philly film” themed art.
• PhilaMOCA is also holding a call for vintage Philly punk footage.

Here’s the announcement, which includes the Opening Weekend programming…

A celebration of the past and present of Philly film.

(Philadelphia, PA) January 22, 2013 – Running from April 4 – 27, 2013, the Cinedelphia Film Festival is a celebration of the past and present of film in Philadelphia.  All of the programming for this first-of-its-kind event is Philadelphia-related in some manner, be it shooting location, special guest, community programmer, etc.  The CFF is presented by, the online center of the Philadelphia film community.

“There’s a lot more to Philly film than Rocky or Shyamalan,” said Eric Bresler, Site Editor of and organizer of the CFF.  “The goal of the CFF is to illustrate Philly’s rich film history, as well as its vibrant present, to the greater populace.”

The CFF will feature 30+ programs over the course of 24 consecutive days.  Venues include PhilaMOCA, International House, Ardmore’s Viva Video!, and others TBA.  Community partners/presenters include International House Philadelphia, The Secret Cinema, TLA Entertainment, Exhumed Films, Urban Archives – Temple University Libraries, Reelblack, Termite TV, Viva Video!, Artsploitation Films, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, and many others.

The Festival’s diverse programming slate ranges from accessible histories to esoteric time capsules as demonstrated in the opening weekend schedule:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

7:00 PM @ International House: IHP will present a program of short films from a 1979 film series that celebrated the I-House’s newly-formed partnership with the Neighborhood Film Project.

Friday, April 5, 2013

7:00 PM @ TBA: The Secret Cinema will present the newest edition of FROM PHILADELPHIA WITH LOVE, an ongoing investigation of industrial, educational and other lost local films, plus a look back at 21 years of the Secret Cinema.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

7:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA: Video Pirates presents a Scott and Gary Show retrospective and live episode recreation featuring Scott, Gary, and The Beatoes.

10:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA: World Premiere of Video Pirates – Philadelphia, a live feature-length comedy show comprised entirely of Philly-related VHS clips from the 70s – 90s.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

7:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA: Philly horror double-feature of GIRLS SCHOOL SCREAMERS (1986) and BLADES (1989) with Directors and Producers in attendance.

Additional programming will be announced over the coming weeks, full schedule will be available in March.

PhilaMOCA will host a “Philly film”-themed art show throughout the month of April, the Call for Art has been posted here:

The CFF is also currently holding a call for vintage Philly punk/hardcore footage for a visual retrospective on the Philly DIY punk scene:

A limited number (20) of All-Access badges are currently available as a means of fundraising, no additional CFF badges will be made available at any point.  Badges can be purchased here:

CFF Online Media Sponsor:

Eric Bresler


About Author

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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