Jul 3rd, 2012Press Release from ArtsQuest, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Festival to be held Nov. 2-4 at the ArtsQuest Center’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Bethlehem, PA – Filmmakers from throughout the region are invited to submit their work for consideration for the 2012 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF), set for Nov. 2-4 in the ArtsQuest Center’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.  Submissions may be sent to ArtsQuest Programming Manager in charge of Comedy and Cinema Ryan Hill through Oct. 1. Entries may be submitted for free through Aug. 26. The late deadline is Oct. 1, and submissions sent between Aug. 26and Oct. 1must include a $10 fee per submission; fees will be waived for high school and college students. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to Hill’s attention at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015.


A juried festival showcasing the work of new and seasoned filmmakers, the GLVFF is open to filmmakers from the Greater Lehigh Valley, as well as Eastern Pennsylvania and Central/Western New Jersey. Submission guidelines are as follows:


  • Films must be submitted with a completed submission form available online at
  • Films must be submitted in DVD format only, though they can be presented during the festival in 35mm, BluRay, DVD or HDCam formats.
  • Films must be submitted by either the project’s Director, Producer or authorized representative.
  • Filmmakers wishing to submit multiple entries for consideration must sent a separate submission form and DVD for each entry.


Jurors for the 2012 GLVFF include local filmmaker and 2011 GLVFF award winner Courtney Eady, Philadelphia-based director Ben Hickernell (Lebanon, PA), Easton-based writer/director and owner of Igneous Features Gershon Hinkson, Southside Film Festival board member Ann Knerr and Kutztown University professor Robert Kilker.  The festival will present several awards to participating filmmakers including Best Feature, Best Short (15-50 min.), Best Short (less than 15 min.), Best Commercial/Viral Video, Best TV Pilot/Web Series, Best Documentary and Audience Award. Award winners will be announced the night of Nov.  4 in a ceremony at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.


“Last year’s festival was a tremendous success,” says Hill. “We met a lot of great talent, and we look forward to discovering more great filmmakers in the coming months.”


The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. For questions regarding this release, please contact ArtsQuest Programming Manager in charge of Cinema and Comedy Ryan Hill at gro.tseuqstranull@llihr or 610-297-7110.



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