Philadelphia’s Film Festival Season: 2012

Film festival season is quickly approaching, here’s a rundown of this autumn’s schedule:

Philadelphia Film Festival : OCT 18 – 28
Terror Film Festival : OCT 18 – 20
24 Hour Horror-Thon : OCT 27 – 28
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival : NOV 3 – NOV 18
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival : NOV 7 – 17
FirstGlance Film Festival
: NOV 9 – 11

And here’s the 2011 schedule:

FirstGlance Film Festival : OCT 13 – 16
Philadelphia Film Festival
: OCT 20 – NOV 3
Terror Film Festival : OCT 27 – 29
24 Hour Horror-Thon : OCT 29 – 30
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival : NOV 2 – 8
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival : NOV 5 – NOV 16

So the weekend-long, Franklin-based FirstGlance has moved from October to November, the Philadelphia Film Festival is four days shorter, the Terror Film Festival wisely moved back a weekend so that it doesn’t clash with Exhumed’s Horror-Thon (already sold out, but we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets next month…), and the Asian American FF has lengthened by four days.  The aforementioned Horror-Thon continues its reputation as the place to be the weekend before Halloween and the Jewish FF continues to do their thing with a series of sporadic screenings throughout the specified frame.

And as far as all of those rumors going around concerning a major new general interest film festival that’s starting up this coming April…they’re true.  And if all goes according to plan, it’s going to be glorious.  Cinedelphia has the exclusive and we’ll be announcing it as soon as we’re allowed…

Author: Eric Bresler

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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