New Hope, Pennsylvania - USA
July 21 to 30, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 8th Annual New Hope Film Festival (NHFF), named "Sundance East" by The Huffington Post . NHFF prides itself in placing a strong emphasis on artistic expression - NHFF reviews each submission regardless of representation making it a popular showcase to discover under the radar talent. With a clear and consistent emphasis on artistic quality, NHFF pays no mind to production budgets or big stars; at this festival, artistry and creativity are paramount. The festival welcomes Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Music Videos, Webisodes, TV Pilots, and Student Films.
Participating filmmakers benefit from a strong marketing network that includes outlets such as Variety, NBC, The Huffington Post, and more. NHFF's strong visibility and reputation for quality output have helped launch all manner of extraordinary films, including Stan Warnow's Deconstructing Dad, which was featured in The New York Times when the film opened in Manhattan; Shawn Swords's Wages of Spin, which has since aired multiple times on PBS; and Danishka Esterhazy's Black Field, which is now streaming on Amazon Video. Recent distribution deals for NHFF Official Selections include worldwide distribution through JourneymanVOD for Omo Child , and North American distribution rights for The Syndrome through Freestyle Distribution Media, the distribution arm of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios.
Invited filmmakers will receive two all access festival passes that includes access to the closing night awards ceremony. Last year's ceremony included the presentation of New Hope Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award to former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather. Screenings throughout the day and seminar events bring attendees, artists, and distributors together for inspiring collaborations and long-term relationships.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
NHFF discovers and nurtures new and overlooked filmmakers and writing talent from around the globe.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
NHFF is a place where artists come together to celebrate great work, great films, and great opportunities. Over several years, the charming borough of New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts. Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as John Travolta, George C. Scott, Robert Redford, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage, the village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.
NHFF believes filmmakers are their own best advocates - submit your film today for a chance to be seen and heard!