Come root for your favorite star and movie while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment on February 24th! This year, there’s excitement building around the distinct possibility that the movie Lincoln, based on West Chester’s favorite son, will sweep the Oscars with multiple awards and Lincoln himself (in the guise of Daniel Day-Lewis) will win the big one.
You can reserve your spot at the Oscar Extravaganza in Downtown West Chester now by visiting the Chester County Community Foundation website. All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. The Oscar Extravaganza event in West Chester is sure to be a great time! Below is what the night will feature, hope to see you there!
- Red Carpet arrivals (begin at 7 p.m.)
- The 85th Academy Awards Oscar® Telecast (begins 8:30 p.m.)
- Valet Parking
- Food Stations & Oscar Specialty Drinks
- Photos Taken on the Red Carpet by Our Own Paparazzi
- Tour Civil War & Oscar Exhibits in Your Ford Theatre Finery or Oscar Glamour
- West Chester Lincoln Oscars will be Awarded for Best Lincoln Costume, Best Glamour Glitz, Best Pajamas
- Lincoln Bingo
- Oscar Trivia Contest
The eighth annual West Chester Film Festival, which will feature short films submitted by independent film makers from around the world, is set to take place this weekend. The festival kicks off tonight at Side Bar in West Chester, and it continues through Sunday evening with a closing awards party at The Note.
The screenings are broken up into two-hour blocks that contain a range of film lengths and genres. The screening locations are split between the Chester County Historical Society and the Knights of Columbus. Submitted films can be up to 30 minutes in length and they will be juried by a panel of professionals in the industry. Winners will be chosen according to content, innovation and technical execution.
Organizers expect about 3,000 people for the event who will be able to choose which of the more than 70 films offered. The festival will also hold three workshops that are free for the public. This years featured workshops include ; Documentary Filmmaking from Start to Finish presented by Sixx King, A Short and Funny History of Film presented by Marc Lapadula and Film Acting, Stage Acting and Auditions! What’s it all about? presented by Therese Walden-Murphy. Throughout the weekend, attendees are encouraged to stop by Fennario for a chance to chat with the filmmakers.
Tickets will be available at the doors of all venues and online at the festival’s website. Prices are $8 per 2-hour block of films, $6 for seniors and students and $5 for members of the West Chester Film Festival. A festival for all of the film blocks can be purchased for $50.
The mission of the West Chester Film Festival is to Entertain, Enlighten and Educate the public through the presentation of global independent and innovative short film and interactive workshops by hosting an annual International Short Film Festival. The short term goal is to present a self-sustaining annual film festival. The dream and long-term goal is to permanently house the Festival in a Performing Arts Center or Theater in the Borough of West Chester, presenting independent film and giving a voice to up and coming artists. The West Chester Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Join us for the eighth West Chester Film Festival over the weekend of April 27-29, 2012. They will screen short films, up to 30 minutes in length, submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are juried by a panel of industry professionals and winners chosen according to content, innovation and technical execution. We anticipate attendance of 3,000 film lovers this year. Become a sponsor and support the West Chester Film Festival. For more information visit www.westchesterfilmfestival.com