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The Black Bear Film Festival is a beloved, annual event of Milford, Pennsylvania. We are now celebrating our twentieth year and each October for the past 20 years, the Black Bear Film Festival has attracted thousands of film goers, filmmakers, residents and tourists to our beautiful community in the tri-state (New York, Pennsylvania and NJ) area.

Our goal is to entertain, educate, inspire and celebrate our community, diversity and the love of cinema with great film events. We honor talented directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, and others who make these great films nationally, locally, and internationally. Producers, directors, and cast members are encouraged to be present at film showing.

In the past, we have hosted such big-screen icons Tab Hunter, Rex Reed, Jane Powell, John Doman and Emmy Award winning writer/producer Tom Fontana .

“I had a wonderful time. Black Bear Film Festival is an exciting oasis from the hubbub of the city {New York City} and the insanity of film making. I’m grateful for for the warm embrace I was given from one and all.” - Tom Fontana, Writer/Producer, Oz, Borgia, Coppers, St. Elsewhere, Eight-time Emmy Award winner
“I was very impressed with the Black Bear Film Festival. It was very well organized and the huge crowd of attendees were very enthusiastic. I had a great time.” - John Doman, actor,.
Mystic River, The Wire, Oz, Gotham, Blue Valentine.
“I went to the 2016 Black Bear Film Festival and had such a great time. I’m an actor and producer so I go to many film festivals with my work and I am happy to report this festival is really terrific. The people at the festival and in Milford and surrounding areas are so warm and friendly. The volunteers are very special and exemplify the highest standards of volunteerism. We showed our film Mommy’s Box on opening night the Q&A was fantastic most of the audience stayed and we enjoyed the gala and drinks at the Hotel Fauchere afterwards. A memorable weekend. Thank you so much and congratulations on your love of film.” - Kelly Karavites, comedian, actor and producer.

The Black Bear Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.  

Our online submission link is:

You may submit hard copies using the forms below. Please be sure to mail your hard copies and necessary paperwork to the mailing address listed on the forms.