Parties and Networking Events

Opening Night Party

Friday, April 22, 5:00-7:00 pm $25 online or at the door Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant 3 West Gay StIron Hill Brewery

OPEN to the PUBLIC Celebrate the kick off of the 2016 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!



FennsCoffeeSaturday, April 23, 1:15 pm & 4:15 pm free Fenn’s Coffee  111 North Church Street
OPEN to the PUBLIC Enjoy FREE workshops with our talented presenters.




Meet & Greet with the Filmmakers

Saturday, April 23, 5:30-6:30 pm FREE Pietro’s Prime 125 West Market Street Pietro's Prime

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

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

 (Formerly Fennario’s)

Closing Night Awards Party

Sunday, April 24, 6:00-10:00 pm $25 online or at the door  Split Rail Tavern 15 North Walnut Street

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 Chester County Historical Society, or at the door on Sunday night.