About The Media Film Festival

Operating since 2007, the Media Film Festival has gained a reputation as a vibrant forum for audiences and filmmakers alike. The 2020 Media Film Festival, scheduled for April 2th–4th, will include short films from our community and around the world. The films will be shown through the Media region, including the iconic Media Theatre on State Street in the Borough of Media.

The Media Film Festival is a group of volunteers who spend the year soliciting, screening, and scoring the ever increasing number of films we receive from around the world. By presenting a variety of short films—narrative, documentary, animation and experimental—the goal is to build a greater appreciation of artists and filmmakers within our community and beyond.

There is something unique about going to the movies. We come together in a darkened theater to feel the thrill of emotion and adventure that we have little access to in our normal lives. Independent films from a diverse group of filmmakers and cultures, like those we select for the Media Film Festival, remind us that whether we are watching an animated film from Iran or a comedy made in here in Delaware County, we share common ground as human beings.

We are excited to be a forum for emerging filmmakers and to offer our community the chance to come together to see these unique films.

For information about becoming a Media Film Festival juror or volunteer please call 484.445.4161.

Films from the Archives

NEUL未知ND (The Unknown)

A conflicted American-Born-Chinese waitress meets a mysterious man and is drawn into an unimaginable circumstance. drama (3:00, USA) director/writer/producer: Eddie Shieh producers: Christiane Seidel, Stanley Yang cast: Josephine Huang, James

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Mr. Y Not

A documentary about drummer Tony Royster (Mr. Y Not) and his giving back to the community by teaching drumming to the children of Philadelphia. documentary (8:08, USA) director: Tim Harris

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beat

Two stray shopping carts meet for a beatbox battle. animation (3:00, USA) director: Rusty Eveland assistant animator: Haley Monson

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