The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival, presented by the Waverly Community House
and supported by the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation, is scheduled for March 27 through
March 29 at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton, Pa.
Dedicated to promoting emerging and independent filmmakers the festival accepts 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.
Now in its fourth year, the Festival’s growing reputation is built on a commitment to
offering the region access to new and independently produced films. The 2020 NEPA Film Festival will show films over the course of two days with a special viewing of film produced by filmmakers rooted in northeast Pennsylvania,
including narrative features,shorts, documentaries, and international films along
with "Opening Night", artist tributes, lively presentations and panel discussions, and the Mystery Box Film Challenge. 2020 will kick off with an Opening NIght Reception on Friday March 27, 2020 at 7pm. Hosted by award-winning journalist Paola Giangiacomo the evening will feature a presentation by Executive Producer Chris Bongirne, whose most recent film VIRTUOSO, was shot partially on the streets of Scranton . It will be followed by the screening of his highly acclaimed 2017 film "Marshall. The Saturday program will feature "A Conversation with Stephen Karam," the Tony Award winning playwright of "The Humans" at 4pm at Madam Jenny's in downtown Scranton. Mr. Karam is the 2020 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Vision Award. 2019 Highlights included presentation of the F. Lammot Belin Vision Award to Producer/Writer/Filmmaker Lisa Marie Stetler, The NEPA Festival Lifetime Achievement Award to Producer/Director Robert May and an energetic discussion with author Charles Brandt, whose book "I Heard You Paint Houses" has been made into the blockbuster critically acclaimed movie, "The Irishman" under the direction of Martin Scorcese. The Sunday program will wrap-up with The Mystery Box Film Challange at 4:30 on Sunday March 29. Tickets go on sale February 2, 2020.
I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (hereafter called the "Project") to the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival for consideration for the 2020 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.
3. Submissions by student filmmakers are limited to students currently enrolled in an academic institution with proof of student status available upon request.