Clear Your Schedule 10/20 – 10/30 For The Philadelphia Film Festival – Info and Links Here

Philadelphia, PA, October 5, 2016 – The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that tickets for 25th Philadelphia Film Festival are now on sale to the general public. The Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 20 – October 30, will feature over 110 films from 23 countries across four theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.  Tickets may be purchased through the Festival website,, or in-person at the Main Box Office at the Prince Theater (open Monday – Saturday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm).


Opening on October 20th with Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and closing on October 30th with Arrival, the 11-day Festival will showcase over 110 feature length and short films, curated by our programming committee who chooses each selection from multiple international festivals throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to celebrate a milestone year for the Philadelphia Film Festival and to have the opportunity to showcase some of the best films of the year right here in Philly.” said Executive Director, J. Andrew Greenblatt.  “From our Opening Night screening, La La Land, which was the talk of the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, to the Closing Night screening of Arrival, this year’s prodigious line-up fully embodies what the Philadelphia Film Festival truly is: a community filled with film lovers brought together to experience today’s most thought-provoking and innovative films!”

“As we celebrate 25 years of Philadelphia Film Festival, we are extremely proud to announce that it’s once our best lineups. With over 110 works from world renowned directors, including tons of surprises, our lineup includes something for everyone to enjoy,” said Michael Lerman, Artistic Director.  “We’ve had pretty incredible success rate. Four out of the last 5 Best Picture winners made their Philadelphia debut at our Festival, so this is the chance to see it first!”

The Philadelphia Film Society is honored to have Damien Chazelle, recipient of the Academy Award nomination for best writing and adapted screenplay for Whiplash¸ and director of the Opening Night film, La La Land join us for the #PFF25 opening night.

The full Festival schedule and digital Festival Program Guide is available now on

Screenings for the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival will take place at the Ritz East (125 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106), Ritz Five (214 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106), PFS Roxy Theater (2023 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103), and Prince Theater (1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102).


There are a lot of great events surrounding the film festival. The Opening Night party sets the tone for the festival with a star studded celebration of M. Night Shyamalan.

Join the Philadelphia Film Society and M. Night Shyamalan for the Opening Night Celebration commemorating the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival.

As part of the evening’s festivities, we will be presenting Academy Award nominated writer and director M. Night Shyamalan with our first Lumiere Award. Perhaps the most notable Philadelphia filmmaker of the past 25 years, Night is a great friend to the Film Society and we are thrilled to have him join us for this milestone occasion.

The Opening Night Celebration will start at AKA Washington Square, followed by a screening of the opening night film and after party at the Prince Theater. Info here!

Proceeds from the Opening Night Celebration benefit the Film Society’s year-round community and education initiatives.

Opening Night Celebration Sponsored by AKA. 

Throughout the Festival you can relax and mingle with other movie goers, and sometimes talent from the movies at the Festival Lounge.

Festival Lounge

The Festival isn’t just about watching movies, it’s about sharing experiences. The Festival Lounge is a tradition that welcomes all PFF25 ticket holders to pop in, grab a bite and discuss the day’s screenings.

Located right around the corner from the Ritz East & Ritz Five theaters, the Festival Lounge is a space exclusive to PFF25 ticket holders, Badge Holders, and Festival guests who are invited to stop by for a little “R&R” between screenings and enjoy special events — and possibly an encounter with a visiting PFF filmmaker! The Lounge offers light bites and special perks for badge holders.

Lounge Hours:
October 21-30: 12:00 PM – 10:00PM*
Open to All PFF25 Ticket Holders Age 21+ Only

Information on the PFF and schedule of Movies HERE