Free Ticketing Program “PFS on Us” at 31st Philadelphia Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that their free ticketing program, PFS on Us, will continue for the 31st Philadelphia Film Festival

As in past years, PFS on Us will increase Festival accessibility for the Philadelphia community by providing complimentary tickets to select films curated by the programming team. This year’s program includes a Special Event and titles in the World View, From The Vaults, Made in USA, Green Screen, and State of the Union categories. 

“PFS On Us is a cornerstone at the Philadelphia Film Festival. As we have expanded this initiative to be year round through our monthly Community Screenings program, we have seen time and again the value of working with our community partners to offer accessible events to our neighbors,” said Kyrie Fisher, Community Engagement Manager of the Philadelphia Film SocietyThis Festival season we have some remarkable stories in our PFS On Us lineup, including not just our entire State of the Union sidebar, but also a diverse selection from the rest of the program – allowing us to ensure that there are options for a wide range of Philadelphians to come out and join us at the movies!”

Dates, times, and locations for each title are available at  

PFS on Us Titles

Special Events

○    An Evening with Dream Video Division 

World View – Works that demonstrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary international cinema from some of the globe’s most exciting filmmakers.

○    Before I Change My Mind, Director Trevor Anderson.

○    Pamfir, Director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. 

○    Xalé, Director Moussa Sene Absa. 

From the Vaults – Film classics come alive as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen!

○    Orlando, Director Sally Potter. (1992)

Made in USA – Lo-fi gems and new indie classics that offer a fresh perspective on today’s America.

○    Every Day in Kaimuki, Director Alika Tengan.

Green Screen – From animal welfare to the effects of climate change, these thought-provoking films address urgent environmental issues.

○    All That Breathes, Director Shaunak Sen. 

○    The Smell of Money, Director Shawn Bannon. 

State of the Union – Stories of some of the most significant figures and events in American politics and diplomacy, which continue to shape the future of the nation’s democracy.

○    Boycott, Director Julia Bacha.

○    The Exiles, Director Ben Klein, Director Violet Columbus. 

○    The Grab, Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. 

○    Loudmouth, Director Josh Alexander. 

○    Retrograde, Director Matthew Heineman.

○    Shouting Down Midnight, Director Gretchen Stoeltje.

The free ticketing program, PFS On Us, unites a diverse group of individuals involved in nonprofit organizations, arts and cultural groups, universities, and hundreds from Philadelphia’s general public who want to share in the excitement and challenge of powerful new cinema.

Reserve online at, order through the Festival Call Center at 215-422-4588, or reserve in person. Limit 2 tickets per film for each individual reservation.  

Free ticket packages of 10 tickets or more (per film) for community groups, arts, cultural, and social service organizations, colleges/universities, and more can be reserved by contacting

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