Note: Since the Philadelphia Film Center is currently closed in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, current submissions will be considered for Showcases after our venues have been able to re-open. Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis once venues re-open.

Calling all Philly filmmakers!

Held monthly at the Black Box of the Philadelphia Film Center (formerly the Prince Theater), Philly Film Showcase is dedicated to screening new short work by talented local filmmakers. The event is intended to give Philly filmmakers the opportunity to share their work with an audience, connect with other local filmmakers, and have fun. Admissions and attendance are free of charge.

***Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers Only***

In order to be considered for Showcase, films must have a strong connection to Philly or the Greater Philadelphia Area. This means that a significant portion of the film should have been made in or around Philly. In some cases, films made outside the area by filmmakers with a strong, current tie to the Philly area may also be considered (though films with a stronger local connection will be given preference).

Films should have been completed no earlier than January 2018, and should be no longer than 50 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • It was an honor to be in your Festival!

    September 2020
  • Michael Bell

    This event is monthly and highly recommended for any filmmakers/production teams in the Philadelphia area. Very informative on what an audience is looking for, the Q&A was a great way to communicate directly with viewers.

    March 2020
  • Lamont Nathaniel Gibson

    This was a great experience. The crowd for my film was intuitive, knowledgeable and just down right good people. Would have liked if I could have got better networking but I know this showcase helped me build my audience.

    September 2019
  • Kenny Wooten

    Great event! Very nice venue and the organizers were very prepared. They put a lot of time and effort into making it a successful festival!

    September 2019
  • Michael F Duff

    Fantastic, energetic, Great networking, and a spectacular location.

    August 2019