The stars are set to come out for Bucks Counties Film Fest, scheduled to kick-off on October 4.

Film Fest will include screenings, awards, seminars and several networking opportunities. Some of the seminars are directed primarily at young filmmakers on subjects ranging from film financing, auditions, to script writing.  Past seminar presenters include Mike Lemon of Mike Lemon Casting (exclusive casting agent for all M. Night Shyamalan films), James Breckinridge, script and screenplay writer, Fred Bauer, Producer of “The Buddy Holly Story,” and Mac Outfitters.

FilmFest hosted the first-ever Awards Night at the Mercer Museum in October of 2008. Awards Night is an annual networking opportunity for filmmakers and the central Bucks County business community. Filmmakers, along with their family, friends, and film enthusiasts from all walks of life, attend this event to hear the winners of the upcoming festival announced live. In 2013, a scriptwriting contest was added.

To date, nearly 600 films have been submitted, over 160 screened, and $21,000 in prize money awarded. Additionally, the featured films have received nearly 22,000 views on Xfinity On Demand.

This festival is pulled off in part by a partnership with the County Theater, the independent movie theater in downtown Doylestown. The County is known to celebrate and support independent filmmakers. The County Theater’s founder and Executive Director, John Toner and Manager, Jim Sanders, agreed to collaborate with the Chamber and FilmFest in providing the screening venue for the films, because of FilmFest’s mission to provide a mentoring and learning experience with rising area student filmmakers, along with adult and professional filmmakers.


Opening Night
Thursday, October 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
Monument Bank
465 N. Main Street, Doylestown PA, 18901
A special reception to announce the film winners and screenwriting finalists. Filmmakers can receive their feedback forms.

Film Crawl
Saturday, October 13, 1-4 pm
3 Doylestown Locations
Screening 2018 Finalist Films

Conversation in Literature & Film
Sunday, October 14, 3-5 pm
The Doylestown Bookshop & Bucks County Book Fest
Hamilton Street Parking Lot, Doylestown PA, 18901

VIP Reception
Sunday, October 14, 6-6:45 pm
County Theater
20 East State Street, Doylestown PA, 18901
Mingle with winning filmmakers and supporters of the community.

Screening of Winning Films
Sunday, October 14, 7 pm
County Theater
20 East State Street, Doylestown PA, 18901
View the winning films and discover the winners of the screenwriting competition!

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