The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival

April 12th-14th, 2024

Details on the 2024 Festival to follow soon!

2023 Film Fest Schedule

We have an incredible lineup for this year’s Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival at the Waverly Community House on the weekend of April 14th-16th, 2023. The 3-day event takes place exclusively at the Comm and kicks off Friday evening, April 14th at 6:00 PM.

Friday, April 14th: Waverly Community House, 6:00 PM
The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival Opening Night Reception, titled “An Evening with Josh Fox,” includes a discussion with Emmy Winning Writer and Director Josh Fox, moderated by WVIA’s Julie Sidoni. This event kicks off at 6:00 PM and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Maiolatesi Wine Cellars.

Saturday, April 15th: Waverly Community House, 11 AM-7 PM
11:00 AM-7:00 PM: Feature Film Block
11:00 AM: Short Film Block-Drama
12:30 PM: WVIA Workshop-Feature Documentary Production with Alexander Monelli
2:00 PM: Short Film Block-Regional
3:15 PM: Shorts Filmmaker Q and A
3:30 PM: WVIA Workshop-Telling the Story with Kelly Dessoye and Kris Hendrickson

Sunday, April 16th: Waverly Community House, 11 AM-4 PM
11:00 AM: Feature Film Block
11:00 AM: Short Film Block-Drama
12:30 PM: Short Film Block-Regional
1:30 PM: WVIA Workshop-Enhancing Productions with Animation and graphics with Neil Prisco
1:45 PM: Short Film Block-Feel Good
2:30 PM: WVIA Student Showcase
3:45 PM: Documentary- “The Island Rover”

thank you to our 2023 sponsors and partners!

Cinnabon, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Posture Interactive, WVIA, Maioletessi Wine Cellars, Lochen and Chase P.C., Electric City Roasting Company, and Lackawanna County.

Each year, the Comm hosts The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival, presented by the Waverly Community House and supported by the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation

Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world, the three-day festival promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of film as an art form by exposing local audiences to unique and original cinema. Now in its sixth year, the Festival’s growing reputation is built on a commitment to offering the region access to new and independently produced films by a wide range of emerging and established filmmakers.

The festival screens multiple films, including features, horror,  animated shorts, documentaries, and international films. In addition, the event includes an opening night reception, artist tributes, presentations and panel discussions, and the ever-popular Mystery Box Challenge.