“The mission of the West Chester Film Festival is to Entertain, Enlighten and Educate the public through the presentation of global independent and innovative short film and interactive workshops by hosting an annual International Short Film Festival.”
This weekend was so awesome! I was honored with the opportunity to get in on the 10th West Chester Film Festival events and enjoy some really great company while seeing some amazing films.
Friday Night I was able to make it out to the kick off Party at Iron Hill. $25 got you a delicious spread of hor d’oeuvres, open bar, the first block of films and time to connect with the people behind the films and the events. It’s a really nice time to get to know the people behind the festival.
Saturday Night I attended the 7:15 block of films at the Knights of Columbus.
Each short film was really satisfying. I went home to rehash the whole thing to my husband and I described each one to him in detail because they stuck with me. I was thrilled to meet Michael Dimenna, from On Blitzen, on Friday night and I was eager to see his film because there was so much Buzz about it. It did not disappoint!
If you are not familiar with the film, it is about a dog named Blitzen who touched the lives of everyone around him. I don’t consider myself a huge animal person, but this film made me want to to go home and hug our dog.
Due to family obligations, I was not able to attend on Sunday, but I hear that the closing party is something that you do not want to miss. I thought about sneaking out after the kids were in bed, but by then I was dead on my feet. Can you relate?
This film festival embodies something that I love about being a West Chester resident. The slogan, Small Town Big Film is perfect because West Chester is a small town, but it has a BIG feel. I think that in recent years it feels more like city living, but you can choose either experience depending when and where you go. I like that flexibility. Something like attending an international film festival without fighting my way to the city is exactly what makes West Chester a great place to live.
There was so much that I didn’t get a chance to experience:
If you would like to know more about the festival or catch up on this weekends events and awards, please visit http://www.westchesterfilmfestival.com/
Did you get out the the film festival? What was the highlight for you?