A celebration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike, call for submissions is now open!
November 14, 2023, Bethlehem, PA – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the 2024 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival along with an open call for film submissions. The GLVFF viewing event will take place over two days, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas located inside the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.
ArtsQuest is looking for submissions of never-before-seen films by seasoned filmmakers from Eastern Pennsylvania to Central/Western New Jersey. Anyone wishing to submit a film may do so online, here.
During the event, the ArtsQuest Cinema Committee will present one winner with the Best in Show Award and a $500 cash prize. The award will be determined by a jury panel of committee members and regional film professionals. A celebration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike, the evening includes screenings of all the top submissions in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Former “Best in Show” winners include 2023’s Torn by Carmen Chan and 2022’s Purple Heart by Lawrence Kennelly.
Film entries can be up to 30-minutes long and must have been filmed after Jan.1, 2021. Copyrighted music is prohibited unless the filmmaker has proper documentation. The early submission deadline is Friday, February 2; films submitted by this date will have a discounted submission fee of $10. The discounted $10 rate will also apply to anyone 25 and under submitting films for the festival. All films must be submitted no later than Friday, March 1 for a rate of $20 submission fee. The full festival lineup will be announced Wednesday, March 13.
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.
Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.
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