Project Twenty1’s Festival Returns October 1-4, 2009
The 4th Annual P21Fest hosts an array of independent film screenings, workshops, parties, and networking events around University City.
The Festival opens with the Philadelphia Premiere of “You Might As Well Live” (October 1 @ 7:30 pm) , an off-the-wall comedy where Robert R. Mutt embarks on a madcap adventure to attain the three keys to being a “somebody” – a girl, some money, and a championship ring.
Stephanie Yuhas (ACG ’08) executive director of the P21Fest, brings the 4th Annual Festival of independent film and animation to University City. The events are hosted by Project Twenty1, a completely volunteer-run arts organization dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting artists of all disciplines through film and animation.
Immediately following the screening, patrons are welcomed to the Opening Night Party at Distrito, a two-story Mexican restaurant famous for their collection of over 600 Mexican wrestling masks and a booth crafted from a pink Volkswagen Beetle.
Over 50 films will screen over the 4-Day festival, including the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition films, a collection of shorts from all over the world based on the common secret element “Key”. The audience will vote on its favorites, to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on October 4th.
Each year, attendees from as far away as the United Kingdom flock to Philadelphia to watch the independent films, as well as participate in events such as “Speed Networking” (a business card swap) and “Shorts and Shots” (an open-mic-style screening where audiences can bring their own short films).
This year, Project Twenty1 is introducing a series of Educational Workshops, including an exclusive Special FX Makeup seminar featuring C.L. Zastrow, a forensic scientist who specializes in Blood Spatter Analysis for the Government, as well as professional film sets.
For tickets, passes, scheduling, and info visit ProjectTwenty1.com