Philadelphia Film Festival: What you need to know

Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:50PM
PHILADELPHIA - A taste of Hollywood is coming to Philadelphia this fall and 6abc will be your all-in-one red carpet access, behind the scenes guide, and backstage pass for the 26th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

Here's what you need to know about this annual event:
When is it?

The 26th annual Philadelphia Film Festival begins October 19th and runs through October 29th.

How many people are expected to attend?

More than 25,000 dedicated filmmakers are expected to be part of this ten day film festival.

How many films will be screened?

On average, the Philadelphia Film Festival presents more than 100 films.

Will there be actors, directors, and producers at the festival?

Yes. The PFF draws industry guests and panelists for events and panels throughout the festival.

What are Festival Badges?

The Philadelphia Film Festival offers three badge levels - Weekend, All-Access, and VIP. As a badge holder, you never need to buy a ticket, receive priority admission to all screenings, and get special perks at the Festival Lounge.

Weekend Badge Benefits:

- Valid Weekend A (October 19-22) or Weekend B (October 26-29)
- Priority admission to all screenings via the Badge Holder Line
- Admission to Opening Night Film & Party (Weekend A) or Closing Night & Party (Weekend B)
- Admission to the PFF26 Festival Lounge, plus special Badge Holder perks!
- Non-transferable
Cost: Early Bird: $157.50 | Full Price: $175
All-Access Badge Benefits:

- Priority admission to all screenings during the Film Festival
- Admission to Opening & Closing Night Films and Parties
- Invites to select special events throughout PFF26
- Admission to the PFF26 Festival Lounge during the Film Festival, plus special Badge Holder perks!
- Non-transferable
Cost: Early Bird: $450 | Full Price: $500

VIP Badge Benefits:


- Priority admission* with reserved seating at all screenings during the Film Festival
- Admission to Opening & Closing Night Films and Parties
- Invites to select special events throughout PFF26
- Admission to the PFF26 Festival Lounge during the Film Festival, plus special Badge Holder perks!
- Exclusive invitation to Shyamaween, hosted by M. Night Shyamalan
- Transferable - If you can't make it, you can lend your badge to a friend
- Limited quantity available
VIP Price: $1500

*Priority admission is granted via the Badge Holder Line until fifteen minutes before the screening start time. Badge Holders arriving less than fifteen minutes before the screening start time may be required to wait for admission until after ticket holders have been seated.

How do I pick up my badge?
- Badges will be available for Pick Up on October 9 at the Prince Box Office during regular hours
- Beginning October 20, Badges will be available for pick up at the PFF Festival Lounge only
- Please allow 2 business days before pickup for any badges purchased after October 1

Can I buy tickets?

Yes, along with badges, tickets will also be available. Tickets will go on-sale for Philadelphia Film Society members on Friday, October 6th and to the general public beginning Monday, October 9th.

Tickets may be purchased through the Festival website, www.filmadelphia.org/festival, or in-person at the Main Box Office at the Prince Theater (open Monday - Saturday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm).

Can I volunteer for the Philadelphia Film Festival?

You sure can. From scanning badges and tearing tickets, to counting ballots and driving guests, festival volunteers are a necessity. To find about volunteer opportunities, visit http://filmadelphia.org/volunteer/

Which theaters will the movies will be shown?

Screenings for the 26th Philadelphia Film Festival will take place at the below theaters:
Ritz East (125 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Ritz Five (214 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Prince Theater (1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)

What movies will be featured?

Here's the full line-up!

ONLINE: filmadelphia.org/festival/
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