New Hope Film Festival

Fourth Annual New Hope Pennsylvania Film Festival

Announces Official Selections

New Hope Film Festival, touted as the “emerging Sundance  East” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, is excited to announce our Official Selections for the 2013 Fourth Annual Festival that will be held July 12– 21 in New Hope and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The judges selected 108 official selections from 17 countries and Antarctica and many are world and U.S. premieres. Countries represented include USA, Canada, Turkey, Chile, Russian Federation, Jordon, India, Germany, Poland, France, People’s Republic of China, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Czech Republic, and Belgium.We are proud to present this world class lineup of independent films: 9 full-length feature films including 2 student features, 15 documentaries, 4 Mid-Atlantic Category films, 11 music videos, 12 screenplays, 24 short films, 32 student shorts, and the festival’s first webisode. Filmmakers will be traveling from around the country and abroad to attend screenings and will participate in question and answer sessions following the films.Films will be screened in three venues: New Hope Arts Center, Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater and The County Theater. 

Visit our blog in the News section on our website to view trailers for some of these cutting edge films and follow us on Twitter for updates and breaking news. Tickets and the Official Program Guide will be available at in June.

 About the Festival

New Hope Film Festival was the brainchild of D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope, Bucks County area. Whipple formed  New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals. This includes international films, which the Festival is eager to attract.

What Makes the Festival Different

Every film submitted will be watched with a keen perspective on quality and artistic expression. Our artistic standards are extremely high and neither budget nor name recognition will be a determining factor—the art must shine through. The best films will be selected.

 The Location

Over the years, New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts. Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage. The village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.

Fourth Annual New Hope Pennsylvania Film Festival

To Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Christina Crawford

New Hope Film Festival will proudly present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Christina Crawford on July 21st at the 2013 Awards Ceremony Event. The Festival is honoring Ms. Crawford with this prestigious award in recognition of her work to combat child abuse and promote human rights. Mayor Laurence D. Keller and Councilwoman Geraldine Delevich will present Ms. Crawford this award, which will be announced in Variety after the Festival.

Christina Crawford, renowned author of the groundbreaking book, Mommie Dearest, is also an actress and filmmaker. She gained competitive entry to New Hope Film Festival with her new documentary, Surviving Mommie Dearest: From Tears to Triumph, which focuses on her life, her adoptive mother the late Joan Crawford, and the work she has done raising funds for children’s violence. The film will be screened on July 20th at New Hope’s Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater. After the presentation of her film, Christina will be available for a question and answer session and book signing. A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to FACT (Fighting AIDS Continuously Together).
New Hope Film Festival 2013

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