Mission Statement

To foster a love and understanding of the art of film while unifying film, Filmmakers and the Community.

About Us

Located in Erie Pennsylvania, the Erie International Film Festival was created to offer the local Erie Community, along with the world an outlet for the passion of filmmaking and the excitement and creativity that Independent Film Offers.

Our festival takes place annually each November and brings international cultures to Erie and the world, through the art of film.  The Erie International Film Festival aspires to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking, from feature films to documentaries, animation and short films, to experimental, student work, big budget films, low budget and even micro-budget projects.

The Erie International Film Festival strives to educate, entertain, and inspire filmmakers and audiences alike while enriching the cultural energy of our local community through the art of cinema.

Our festival includes local, regional and international films that showcase a variety of creative ideas and brings the local and international Indie Film society a diverse range of interesting and stimulating films.

Our Festival gives aspiring and veteran filmmakers alike the opportunity to present their efforts to a sophisticated audience and gain recognition beyond the local level, and present their works to the world.

The Erie International Film Festival has set out on a course of establishing a home for Independent Filmmakers and exhibiting their exceptional work while providing the public with an insider’s view of the film industry.

Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental, Horror, and Animation films, the Erie International Film Festival offers the vast diversity of Indie Film as a true art form. Our festival recognizes films of all genres including global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, Action and Horror flicks, and video art along with everything in between.

Our Festival aims to build an innovative online community for Indie Filmmakers, giving them a venue for sharing their creativity while providing online entertainment for fans around the world and for our local Community as well.

The Erie International Film Festival offers attendees quality films that develop their knowledge of Independent Cinema and enhance their appreciation of the art of film.

Our Festival is poised to become one of the premiere destinations of filmmakers and Indie Film enthusiasts worldwide.