From the luminous Catherine Denueve in Potiche to the murderous zombies of Stake Land; from the unsettling post disaster world of Bhopali to the equally unsettling world of Quizzo in The Legend of Sofa Kingdom; from the inspiring tale of an over-achieving deaf wrestler in Hamill to ferociously controversial American Indie The Woman - CineFest has something for all cinematic tastes. With great films, exciting guests and wild special events, the only place Philadelphians should be in early April is in the dark!
Check back here for the latest festival news and program updates.
4/14/11 - Congratulations CineFest Award Winners!
Audience Award for Best Danger After Dark Film:
Stake Land, Directed by Jim Mickle
Audience Award for Best Documentary Film:
The Interrupters, Directed by Steve James
Audience Award for Best Feature Film:
Cost of a Soul, Directed by Sean Kirkpatrick
Jury Award for Best Feature Film:
Lapland Odyssey, Directed by Dome Karukoski
Jury Award for Best American Independent Film:
Hamill, Directed by Oren Kaplan
Jury Award for Best Documentary Film:
Project Nim, Directed by James Marsh
Jury Award for Best Director:
Azazel Jacobs, Director of Terri
Jury Award for Best First Film:
Kinyarwanda, Directed by Alrick Brown
Jury Award for Best Festival of Independents Film:
Calendar Girl, Directed by Derek Lindeman
4/6/11 - Special Announcement!Philadelphia QFest presents the American Premiere of one of the biggest gay films of the year - The One! The director and stars will be in attendance. A Spring appetizer for our main event this July!
4/1/11 - Programming Changes!The screening of Vampire that was scheduled for 4/10 at 9:15pm at Ritz East Theatre 2 will now be moved to 4/12 at 2:30pm in Ritz East Theatre 2 to replace Julia's Eyes. In its place, due to unprecedented demand, a second screening of Cost of a Soul has been added.
3/28/11 - Short Films Added!Cinefest is pleased to present 3 short films from local film makers. Hockey Mom - Directed by Adam Scheiner - screening before Score: A Hockey Musical. Folie Imposée - Directed By Louis Mansfield - screening before Cold Fish. Beating Hearts - Directed by Matthew Garrett. - Screening before Womb. Come experience the passion of Philadelphian Film Makers.
3/22/11 - Film Cancellation & Replacement!Due to print availability problems, the festival has cancelled the two screenings of Julia’s Eyes and has replaced the Thursday, 9:30pm slot at the Ritz East 1 with the Sundance hit, Another Earth. The replacement film for the matinee screening of Julia’s Eyes has not yet been announced.
3/18/11 - Programming Change!Please note the following change in our printed program guide:
PRESS RELEASE: CineFest Returns With 8 Days of Cinematic Magic