Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theatre features Philadelphia-area filmmakers' short movies and documentaries in one of the oldest operating movie houses in the United States. Filmmakers have the chance to introduce themselves and their work to attendees, who come from Bucks County, PA and beyond for these free quarterly events.

Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theatre is open to everyone, from students to professionals. Maximum running time for submissions must be 20 minutes.

Filmmakers must attend the event to present their films. For that reason, we've restricted the submissions to only filmmakers whose mailing address is in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Please contact us if you meet this criteria but have trouble submitting through FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • Karl Erikson

    Beautiful old theater with great quality projection and audio. Our film looked and sounded awesome. Friendly host and staff.
    Unfortunately, there was no Q&A , and I think if there was this event would have been perfect.
    Other than the lack of a Q&A, I believe Independent film nights like these can be much more rewarding than most film festivals.
    I would definitely recommend my fellow filmmakers to submit and attend the Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theater.

    June 2017
  • Annalyn Bautista

    It was a great small location in a cute little town. It wasn't too far to have family and friends drive to attend. I loved that we were asked to speak before the film was showed.

    January 2017
  • Amy Vasquez

    A great night and well run event.

    December 2016
  • Andy Louis

    Best Festival I've gone to so far. They have a great team, beautiful space, and great turn out. They've given me such a great opportunity and I can't thank them enough!

    September 2016