New Hope Film Festival Features Bucks County Filmmakers and Locally Produced Films

by June Portnoy

Several talented local filmmakers as well as films set in Bucks County made a mark on the Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival, held July 25th through August 3rd. An outstanding lineup of 103 independent films from 16 different countries, many of which were U.S. and world premiers, included art house features, documentaries, Mid-Atlantic films, short films, student films, TV pilots, webisodes and music videos.

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2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival announces official selections & new sponsor

New Hope Film Festival, touted as “this emerging ‘Sundance East’ festival” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, has announced their official selections and a new Sponsor for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd.

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New Hope Film Festival announces official selections

Official selections for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd  have been announced. The judges have selected 161 official selections from 16 countries. The countries represented are USA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, Honduras, India, Venezuela, France, Italy, Russian Federation, Australia, Belgium, China, Swaziland, Mexico and Uganda.

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The 2014 New Hope Film Festival

The New Hope Film Festival is experiencing another surge in submissions growth as it heads into its fifth year, yet despite this growth, rising costs and a stock market at all-time highs, this independent, grassroots Festival is holding the line on prices for 2014. And the Festival will continue to premiere prestigious U.S. and international artistic productions and amaze audiences. July 25th through August 3rd are the official running dates.

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The 2014 New Hope Film Festival

The New Hope Film Festival is experiencing another surge in submissions growth as it heads into its fifth year, yet despite this growth, rising costs and a stock market at all-time highs, this independent, grassroots Festival is holding the line on prices for 2014. And the Festival will continue to premiere prestigious U.S. and international artistic productions and amaze audiences. July 25th through August 3rd are the official running dates.

Last year, the organization screened 108 official selections from 17 countries and Antarctica. For 2014 the Festival has added a Teleplay category as part of an all-new New Hope Film Festival Script Competition.

Residents of Bucks County and the surrounding area may not be aware of the Festival’s national and international acclaim. For example, in 2012 Laurie Nadel of The Huffington Post declared, “this emerging ‘Sundance East’ festival has made an impressive start.”

Similar accolades are given to Festival organizers as a rising number of industry heavyweights come to New Hope for the event. The Festival has received films from every continent, and word has spread to some of the most remote areas of the world. New Hope is making it possible for multitudes of emerging international artists to gain deserving recognition for their art, even when they have been overlooked elsewhere.

Advance tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets for the third year running. More information, including the Festival’s 2014 collection of world-class films, will be available in the Official Program Guide at www.newhopefilmfestival.com in June 2014.

New Hope Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope area. Whipple formed the New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals. This includes international films, which the Festival is eager to attract. Every film submitted is watched with a keen eye for quality and artistic expression.

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