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Films, food, music, and dance!

Come experience the glam of the 1920s film industry. Watch the exciting awards presentation of this year's Public Domain Film Festival, where you'll watch the ten finalist entries, vote on the Audience Choice award, and see teams win thousands of dollars in prizes!

After the awards ceremony, step onto the blue carpet and into the afterparty, where food, live music, dancing, a 1920s costume contest, and photo ops await you. Mingle with the teams and judges and soak up the ambiance. It'll be a night to remember, and we want you with us!

Tickets are free, but required, and include admission to the film screening and awards presentation in the Varsity Theater and entry for the after party in the Garden Court in the Wilkinson Center. Ticket reservations will open at a later date.

Festival Dates and Events

Date / Time Title Location Info
Friday, January 26
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
PDFF Launch Event Varsity Theater The Kickoff Event for the Public Domain Film Festival
Friday, January 26
4:00 PM
PDFF Contest Start Participants will have ten days to create an all-original film
Monday, February 05
5:00 PM
PDFF Contest End Entries must be turned in by 5:00 PM on February 5th
Thursday, February 15
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
How to Nail Pre-Production 2742 HBLL Pre-production session with Shane Stanley and Melle Hartley
Thursday, February 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Editing Workshop with Shane Stanley 130 WCAS Open film edit lab with Shane Stanley
Thursday, February 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What Actors and Directors Should Know About Each Other 2742 HBLL Learn crucial skills for maximizing this tricky relationship
Friday, February 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Public Screening Varsity Theater See our finalist entries and vote for Audience Choice Award
Friday, February 16
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
PDFF After Party Garden Court Come celebrate and network after the screening!