The Harvest Film Festival is Screening 8 Short Films in West Philadelphia For Free!
The first time in West Philadelphia’s history, People’s Emergency Center’s creative placemaking endeavor LoLa38 presents the Lancaster Avenue Harvest Film Festival, a sustained effort to provide a platform for the community’s artists to use their voices to tell their own stories. PEC invited filmmakers to submit their original short film that explores social justice themes like equity, inclusion, respect, humility, and family. With over 500 submissions, eight films were selected: Finding Elijah, Naan Conforming, Our Dogs, T.E.M.P.L.E.- Tell ‘Em My People Leave Enriched, Real Dads, Strong Families, Royal Geek, The Cage, & Flowers Started Dying Yesterday.
The festival will take place on Friday, November 22 from 6:00pm-10:00pm at 3750 Lancaster Avenue, a PEC site referred to as The Bank. The Lancaster Avenue Harvest Film Festival offers a night where local filmmakers showcase their work to represent “for the culture” in the West Philadelphia neighborhood. With such an outpouring of submissions to the film festival, we recognize the need for filmmakers to share their work with audiences and hope to host this event for years to come,” says Latiaynna Tabb, project manager of PEC’s Neighborhood Time Exchange (NTX) and Lancaster Avenue Harvest Film Festival.