The Allentown Film Festival is an annual event that takes place in April at the Civic Theatre of Allentown's two historic venues, the Allentown Art Museum, Miller Symphony Hall, The Downtown Allentown Market, and other iconic landmarks in the city. 

At the first Festival in April 2023, we screened over 150 films from around the world - half from local filmmakers. Click here for a list of 2023 Award Winners. Film submissions accepted at FilmFreeway.

Founded by award-winning filmmakers and educators, the Allentown Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that brings the Independent Film Festival experience to Eastern Pennsylvania. Screening blocks of short and feature films are followed by Q&A panel discussions during which audience members interact with filmmakers. It’s an unmatched opportunity for artists to receive feedback and encouragement.

We are committed to promoting outstanding films from around the world and expanding the enthusiastic audience of moviegoers in Pennsylvania’s third largest city and beyond.

Allentown is only 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Many of North America's largest cities are less than a half-day’s drive away.

Set amid gentle hills and charming countryside, the Lehigh Valley is a diverse area, home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs, all peppered with parks, trails, and waterways ready to explore.

Steeped in pre-Colonial, early American, and industrial history, the region’s storied past defines its dynamic present, offering visitors everything from craft beer and covered bridges to museums and amusement parks.

We look forward to seeing you and your films at the Allentown Film Festival.

Submit your film(s) today!