Parties and Networking Events

Opening Night Party

Friday, April 28, 5:00-7:00 pm, $25 online or at the door, at The Social
117 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
OPEN to the PUBLIC Celebrate the kick off of the 2017 West Chester Film Festival! Enjoy a great evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and camaraderie. Ticket price includes admission to one of the first Friday night film blocks. Meet filmmakers, directors, actors and sponsors. Open to the public with tickets available online or cash at the door. Become a Member and receive 20% off the ticket price. Space is limited so get your tickets early!



Saturday, April 29, 1:15 pm & 4:15 pm, FREE, at Sprout Music Collective

130 E Prescott Alley, West Chester, PA 19380

OPEN to the PUBLIC Enjoy FREE workshops with our talented presenters.



Meet & Greet with the Filmmakers

Saturday, April 29, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE, at Sprout Music Collective
130 E Prescott Alley, West Chester, PA 19380

Meet your favorite WCFF filmmakers!! Hob knob with the soon-to-be-famous at West Chester’s finest martini bar and steakhouse. Find out what goes on behind the film scene! Light nosh to be provided.


Fenn’s Filmmakers’ Café

All weekend Fenn’s Coffee  
111 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Chill with the filmmakers at Fenn’s Cafe. Filmmakers enjoy Free WIFI and coffee (with Filmmaker badge) all weekend long…

Closing Night Awards Party

Sunday, April 30, 6:00-10:00 pm, $25 online or at the door, at  Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

OPEN to the PUBLIC Please join us for THE best deal in Chester County! A fun wrap-up to the Film Festival weekend. “The Chester,” the West Chester Film Festival beloved Award, is a one of a kind blown glass sculpture designed by Brett Walker and hand-crafted by Ryan Blyth. The Chester will be awarded to the Best Animation, Art/Experimental, Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Student, PA Filmmaker and to the H. Paul Fitzpatrick’s People’s Choice film. The Best Woman Filmmaker receives a $500 award presented by the Regional Center for Women in the Arts. Beverages and light nosh will be provided. Following the Awards Presentation, you’ll get to see some of the award-winning films one last time! Tickets may be purchased online, throughout the Festival weekend at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, or at the door on Sunday night.