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 Winter 2020 (January, February, or March) events. Films submitted after the current deadline will be considered for the Winter 2020 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, 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 2017, and should be no longer than 50 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • 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 a 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
  • Kathleen Poliski

    An AMAZING showcase specifically featuring local Philly area artists. We walked into a packed house, an incredibly receptive audience and a wide variety of local work. Can't wait to go to more of these monthly showcases, thank you Philly Film Center!

    June 2019
  • 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