Black Bear Film Festival Now Accepting Independent Film Submissions


NEPA stage personnel

Milford’s 15th Black Bear Film Festival is now accepting applications from independent films for this year’s festival, which runs October 17-19.

Here are the details via the festival website:

The BBFF is a generalist festival, without competition, which shows films and videos from all over the world. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit nominations. Each year, BBFF shows many films made in Pennsylvania. The BBFF hosts feature films and short films on a wide range of subjects. We accept all genres and formats:

  • Stories and documentaries
  • Domestic and foreign
  • Dramas, comedies and unclassifiable
  • Animation, music videos and experimental works

If accepted, the BBFF encourages filmmakers, writers, actors and other members of the production team to attend the festival. Filmmakers are also encouraged to present their film (s) and participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening. The participant must obtain the legal rights and the appropriate authorizations for the public screening of his entry. Press kits and promotional material are requested as needed; please do not send them with your submission. All registrations and submission fees are non-refundable. Send all material to:

The Black Bear Film Festival
P.O. Box 986
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337

The BBFF not only offers residents of the Delaware Highlands and Pocono Mountains the opportunity to experience excellence in filmmaking, but serves as a platform for young and established filmmakers to exhibit their works to an audience. grateful, critics, members of the film industry and their fellow filmmakers.

Film screenings will take place at the historic Milford Theater (114 E. Catharine St., Milford). The Film Salon, located in the Pike County Public Library’s Community Room (119 E. Harford St., Milford), will feature special selections, guest speakers and question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.

The festival is also looking for volunteers, offering a first glimpse of the selected films and ‘hands-on participation. For more information, send an email to [email protected]

Additionally, BBFF’s annual Artful Bear debut will take place on the lawn of Milford Community House (201 Broad St., Milford) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, unveiling this year’s 11 Artful Bear sculptures. , each created by local artists.

The history of the Pike County Festival is detailed in this video:

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