The Waverly Community House is pleased to announce the NEPA Pennsylvania Film Festival the weekend of April 12-14, 2024. The festival will open on April 12, 2024 with a headliner appearance by American filmmaker, Doug Claybourne. Doug has worked on several award-winning films including The Black Stallion, Rumble Fish, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Ernest Saves Christmas, The War of the Roses, Mighty Ducks 2, The Fast and the Furious, The Mask of Zorro, North Country and The Nights in Rodanthe.

Dedicated to promoting, emerging and independent filmmakers, the festival accepted films from around the world. The two-day festival correspondingly promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of film as an art form by exposing audiences to unique and original cinema. Festival goers will also have to opportunity to attend events, discussions and special previews with filmmakers and industry insiders.

Now entering its eighth year, the festival’s growing reputation is built on a commitment to offering the region access to entertaining new, unique, original and independently produced films.

I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (hereafter called the "Project") to the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival for consideration for the 2024 NEPA Film Festival (hereafter called the “Festival”), hereby acknowledge the following:

1. I represent and warrant to the Institute that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) in or relating to the Project (hereafter called the “Project’s Owners”), to exhibit this Project at the Festival, (b) exhibition of the Project at the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity; and (c) the Project is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Project the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.

2. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Project’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Project at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Project does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Project at or in connection with the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Brian McCole

    The only drawback to this festival, and this is unavoidable and no one’s fault, is that I had to choose between screenings that were running concurrently. I’m sure I missed out on some wonderful films by having to choose, but I’m so happy for all the filmmakers that got to have their films shown.
    The setting was beautiful, the staff was warm, welcoming and helpful, and everything was very well organized, from the invitation to the selfie station to the closing night. So grateful for the opportunity to attend.

    April 2024
  • Shuja Moore

    This was a great festival. We had the fortune of winning Best Short and everything from communication to hospitality was A1. So glad that we submitted here!

    April 2024
  • Christina Suraci

    Wonderful festival I met some really great people and I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity

    April 2024
  • By being selected for the North East Pennsylvania Film Festival, I am happy to have been able to share LET ME RIDE with an open minded audience eager to discover new stories of family life that are close to my heart to tell. The team is extremely involved and I appreciated their dynamism and the values ​​they defend. Thank you again for offering my film the big screen.

    October 2023
  • Boudra Ali

    Very happy that our film Bouchaib was selected in the official competition of the festival. Thank you very much to everyone. It was an excellent edition.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was our great pleasure to host your film . All best of luck to you and please watch for our 2024 submission date and festival!