10th West Chester International Film Festival 2014

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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.


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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.  



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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:



Networking Events and Parties


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?






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