Welcome To The 2016 Erie International Film Festival

We would like to thank every Filmmaker who considered our Festival this season, and entrusted us with the submission of their film.  Though there were many films submitted, all of which were very well done and creative, please know that not every film can be accepted and screened.

Shining a light on the brilliant unknown talents of today, the 3rd annual Erie International Film Festival will be screening films from US and International filmmakers, of all genres of film including Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, Animation Features and Shorts, Experimental Features and Shorts, and all forms of Horror, Suspense, Sci-Fi, and Thriller films of Short and Feature length, all lengths of Comedies, Religious/Spiritual, Music Videos, and Documentaries, along with Feature and Short lengths of GLBT films.

Our Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, while allowing the general public to experience the power of cinema in the digital age, and showcasing the City of Erie as not only an excellent tourist destination, but as a filmmaking alternative of the East Coast.

Now in only our 3rd year, The Erie International Film Festival has already gained a solid reputation from filmmakers and film fans alike, as we always strive to ensure the highest standard of quality to our Festival.

Awarding outstanding filmmakers in all genres, our festival introduces Independent Filmmakers the world over to Erie Pennsylvania, as the City that embraces the arts and culture that the worldwide film-making community delivers with new stories, and new points of view.

Once our 2016 film selections have been announced, we encourage every single Filmmaker to visit their film’s synopsis page to be sure that all of the information contained on it is correct, as we have had some conflicting information provided to us by film submission services.  If there are any errors, please contact us detailing the name of your film, and the correct information, and we will make the changes immediately.

Most importantly, and as soon as the Virtual Theatre screenings commence, we also strongly encourage you to visit your film’s virtual screening room to ensure that you are happy with the virtual presentation of your film.

We will nominate no less than Five films in every Genre for an award, with no more than ten nominees for each Best Of Genre Award.

Additionally, each year our Festival offers an Audience Award that is chosen by virtual attendees of our festival.  Each attendee has the opportunity to watch as many films as each may like, and to cast ONLY one vote for what that attendee feels is most deserving of the 2016 Erie International Film Festival Audience Award.

Finally, we want to applaud every Filmmaker who has the vision, courage, passion, dedication and determination to create a film, and to congratulate each and every Filmmaker who will be among those Officially Selected for our 2016 Film Festival.

We wish you all the best of luck in the Award judging, and a huge thank you to all Filmmakers selected for the privilege of allowing us to screen your films.