PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is excited to announce that badges for the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF29) are now on sale! PFF29 will host screenings virtually with a selection of films screening at the PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard.
PFF29 is offering three badge levels – Streaming Pass ($200), Spotlight All-Access Badge ($300), and Premiere All-Access Badge ($600).
While PFS’s dedication to bringing diverse and acclaimed titles to Philadelphia audiences remains as consistent as ever, the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival this October will be unique from its predecessors.
Instead of taking place in the familiar confines of the Philadelphia Film Center and other theaters across the city, the vast majority of screenings in PFF29 will be available on the digital platform, alongside nightly socially-distanced screenings throughout the 11-day event at the expanded 2-screen PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard.
Whether on their couch or in their car, PFF29 is determined to give patrons a full Festival experience, with a thoughtfully curated lineup, filmmaker Q&As, and ways to connect with diverse communities through film.
“As we have navigated through the uncertainty and challenges this year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the one certainty we’ve held for the past 6 months was that we would absolutely be presenting the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival in October,” states PFS Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt.
“While it is certainly different from past Festivals, with no physical theaters or events and the subsequent shift of the majority of the screenings to our new online platform, I am excited that, through this digital platform, we are able to welcome more people to engage, experience and enjoy the Philadelphia Film Festival than ever before. I’m likewise thrilled that our PFS Drive-In will offer us the opportunity to host safe, socially distanced in-person screenings during the Festival, making it possible to have a proper Opening and Closing Night event while once again delivering the communal Festival experience throughout all 11-days of the event.”
PFF29 offers 3 badge options for audiences to choose from. The Streaming Pass ($200) allows Festival viewers to watch all PFF29 films and filmmaker talkbacks available on the PFF29 digital platform from the comfort of your own home.
The Spotlight All-Access Badge ($300) available exclusively to PFS members, gives access to both streaming films and the ability to reserve slots for Opening Night, Closing Night, and Centerpiece screenings at the PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard.
The Premiere All-Access Badge ($600), available in limited quantity, gives access to all streaming films; a FREE Roku Streaming device, allowing viewers to stream PFF29 films on your TV via the PFF29 customized app, sent to their house; access to Opening Night, Closing Night, and Centerpiece screenings at the PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard; and premium parking at screenings at the PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard.
The full PFF29 lineup will be unveiled in early October. Individual tickets will be available shortly thereafter, subject to availability. Please check back Filmadelphia.org/Festival for updates.
PFS Members Save More, learn more about membership and become a member by visiting Filmadelphia.org/Membership.
Applications for press accreditation to the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival will open September 21.
For more information & purchase a badge visit Filmadelphia.org/PFF29-Badges-Tickets.
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