Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmakers Festival to return in April; submissions sought
- The Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival will return April 27-28 to the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
- Films of no more than 30 minutes long can be submitted until March 1
- Submissions must be never-before-seen films by seasoned filmmakers from eastern Pennsylvania to central/western New Jersey
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival will return in April, and is seeking submissions, event coordinators ArtsQuest announced Tuesday.
The festival viewing event, which last year expanded to two days, will be April 27-28 in Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at 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 can do so here.
During the event, the ArtsQuest Cinema Committee will present a Best in Show Award determined by a jury of committee members and regional film professionals. It will carry a $500 prize.
The festival, which ArtsQuest described as "a celebration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike," will include screenings of all the top submissions.
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 Feb. 2. for a discounted submission fee of $10. The discounted $10 rate also will apply to anyone 25 and younger submitting films for the festival.
All films must be submitted no later than March 1 for a rate of $20 submission fee. The full festival lineup will be announced March 13.
Former Best in Show winners include 2023’s "Torn" by Carmen Chan and 2022’s "Purple Heart" by Lawrence Kennelly.