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.

Submissions are always open but are split into four annual submissions periods. Current submissions will be considered for one of the Summer 2019 (July, August, or September) events. Films submitted after the current deadline will be considered for the Summer 2019 events, and so on.

***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 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 later than January 2017, and should be no longer than 50 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • Krissy Mahan

    Great event, great space, wonderful host! I loved representing the South Jersey part of the Philly metro area. I hope to show there again.

    November 2018
  • Andrew Caviston

    Overall it was a fun and great experience for me!

    October 2018
  • Joe Kraemer

    Good people running a great local showcase of Philly work. The screening is in a nice venue and the crowd was good. Highly recommend for Philly-based filmmakers.

    October 2018
  • Edward Waisnis

    Great experience run by consummate professionals at a stellar venue.

    October 2018
  • Xabier Saavedra

    This is a great event. Shows good local films and gives the filmmakers the chance to talk about their work. Also met a couple of really awesome fellow filmmakers I'm still in contact with.

    October 2018