Black Bear’s Film Festival’s mission is steadfast and compelling: we are committed to producing a film festival program that embraces the essence of film making, is pure in spirit and thought-provoking in content. We are in support of innovative and independent films, artistic expression, education, diversity, and cultural enhancement. We strive to provide an engaging and exciting community experience for film makers to debut their films, as well as a fun film festival experience for our attendees.

In addition to the engaging movies, the opening night gala is an elegant kickoff to a weekend that is sure to be a smash hit for all. Free events and films are offered in addition to the ticketed main features, and the reach of films we screen is further nurtured through those who travel in just for the event. The creative energy can be felt throughout the town and the heartfelt commitment to the artistry of film making is unshakable. The innovative subject matter, coupled with the unparalleled dedication from the team effort required to pull off such a stellar weekend event, is noteworthy and speaks to their commitment to the arts and community.


About milford, pa

Milford is nestled next to the Delaware river in the eastern part of the Poconos Mountains. Roughly 70 miles from New York City, it is a frequent destination for weekend getaways. Milford is home equally to professionals, weekenders, free spirited artists, families and those enjoying a slower pace of life. Hiking trails, waterfalls, quaint shops, historical buildings and small-town living provide a charming backdrop for the annual Black Bear Film Festival.

(Photo by Jerry Reganess)


get involved

Ready to be a part of the festival? We have an immediate need for volunteers. We welcome all ages and abilities. Please call or email us.


(Photo by Jerry Reganess)