SouthSide Film Institute & Film Festival
The SouthSide Film Festival is an annual five-day event in June featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film.
The SouthSide Film Festival (SSFF) is a non-competitive, not-for-profit festival that views works of cinema as art, not as a commercial enterprise. The SSFF is a program of The SouthSide Film Institute (SSFI), a not-for-profit volunteer-run organization promoting the art of the independent filmmaker. SSFI caters to the needs of all filmmakers in Lehigh Valley, PA. The SSFF is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of the independent filmmaker, providing the patron of the arts freedom of choice, and showcasing the community culture of South Bethlehem.