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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the award winners for the 30th Philadelphia Film Festival, including the Filmadelphia Audience Award winner KRIMES; Documentary Audience Award winner PAPER & GLUE, and Narrative Audience Award winner KING RICHARD.
The recipient of the Best Documentary Feature Award is THE FIRST WAVE, providing a firsthand account of the first four months as the devastating “first wave” of COVID-19.
This year continued the Festival tradition of highlighting the best of film from around the world. The 12-day event featured more than 140 films, dozens of Philadelphia Premieres with appearances by more than 50 special guests.
The 31st Philadelphia Film Festival will be held October 20-30, 2022.
30th Philadelphia Film Festival Award Winners
Best Documentary Feature– The First Wave, Director Matthew Heineman. 2021, USA.
Best Narrative Feature– Captain Volkonogov Escaped, Director Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova. 2021, Russia, France, Estonia.
Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature– All About My Sisters, Director Wang Qiong. 2021, USA.
Pinkenson Award for Best Local Short– Sisters of The Soil, Director Raishad M. Hardnett, Aidan M. Un. 2021.
Best Short Film– Snowy, Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis.
Filmadelphia Audience Award– Krimes, Director Alysa Nahmias. 2021, USA.
Documentary Audience Award– Paper & Glue, Director JR. 2021, France, USA, Mexico, Brazil
Narrative Audience Award– King Richard, Director Reinaldo Marcus Green. 2021, USA
The 30th Philadelphia Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors, including:
- Lead Sponsors: aka., World of HA Productions
- Official Sponsors: Philadelphia Style, W Philadelphia, 6abc, iHeart Radio, Wavelength Productions
- Contributing Sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, PECO, Compass, AlkemyX
- Patron Sponsors: Glenmede, AARP Philadelphia, Xfinity, Cozen O’Connor, and The Judge Group
Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) creates opportunities for diverse communities to experience film through initiatives that inspire, educate, challenge, and entertain. A nonprofit organization that is the region’s foremost resource for film presentation and education, PFS is committed to presenting film as a powerful medium for artistic expression, a transformative force, and a catalyst for strengthening community. As the producer of the Philadelphia Film Festival and creative force behind the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse Theater, and PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard, PFS raises awareness of film as an important art form in Philadelphia and serves as a vital piece of the city’s arts and culture community. For more information, visit Filmadelphia.org.