Live Festival

Nestled in the heart of Erie Pennsylvania, the Erie International Film Festival is accentuated by the deep seeded cultural spirit of our City’s peoples, and each year our Festival is flooded with attendees who truly love independent films, and appreciate them as the unique art form that they are.

Vibrant, picturesque, and historic, Erie Pennsylvania is centrally located near Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is literally pulsating with creativity and artistic inspirations of the most exciting kind.

As imaginative and effervescent as the City that it takes its name from, the Erie International Film Festival has screened hundreds of films since its inception to countless audiences that respond in the warmest of ways to not only the films, but to the visiting Filmmakers who created them.

Once the day’s film screenings have wrapped up, our City offers a wide variety of exciting hot spots and nightlife for the visiting Filmmaker who might want to kick back and rock the night away, or simply visit one of the City’s fantastic eateries and grab a great meal.

In between film screenings our City offers wonderful landscapes and fantastic attractions such as the beautiful Presque Isle State Park, Museums, Lake Erie Arboretum, and of course West 6th Street which is known as “Millionaires Row”, a collection of 19th century Victorian mansions that are simply breathtaking, and so much more.

Among some of the other claims to fame that Erie has to brag about is that Erie has been the location for many movies, including the hometown for the fictional band “The Wonders” in “That Thing You Do!” featuring Tom Hanks. It is also mentioned in the film Wall Street as the location of the fictional company “Anacott Steel”. Erie is the hometown of “Train”, and its lead singer, Patrick Monahan, and is the hometown of Marc Brown as well, the author and illustrator of “Arthur” books and TV series.

As a 501C(3) non-profit entity, the Erie International Film Festival puts our money back into our local Community, and into furthering the art of Independent Film-making throughout the world by utilizing our Festival as a platform to do so.

The Erie International Film Festival is not only an amazing event to participate in, but also located in a magnificent and electrifying City to visit.

See you at the Festival…