Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theatre features short films in 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 events.

Our next Independent Film Night will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 PM. Only fictional films (no documentaries) will be screened.

Our next Independent Film Night will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 PM. All films will be fictional shorts (no documentaries).

Independent Film Night at the Newtown Theatre is open to everyone, from students to professionals. Special consideration is given to filmmakers in the Philadelphia region.

Maximum running time for submissions must be 20 minutes. Films must be in English or include English subtitles.

Profanity is acceptable as long as it's used purposefully.

Please submit only one film per Independent Film Night. We look forward to seeing your best work! Filmmakers who submit more than one film will not be reviewed.

Overall Rating
  • Jon Rehr

    Having our film play in this historical theater was quite an honor. The kind crew running the event let us say a few words before our film played which was much appreciated. Great mix of films and genres selected, and one of the biggest crowds of any film festival we've been a part of.

    November 2018
  • 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