Welcome to our first film festival, with plans to be held annually. We are excited to showcase the talent and creativity of local filmmakers. This is a unique opportunity for you to share your work with a wider audience and connect with other artists in the industry. Our festival celebrates the diversity and richness of storytelling through the medium of film. We encourage all local filmmakers to submit their work and be part of this exciting event. Don’t miss your chance to showcase your talent and be recognized for your hard work and dedication to the art of filmmaking.

What makes our festival one of a kind is the sole focus on local talent. All short films (under 20 minutes) must be submitted by a filmmaker who lives or has filmed within 50 miles of The Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. They must have been created from 2020-present.

Silent Films must be under 5 minutes with no dialogue or sound effects other than music.

Route 22 Filmworks is a collaborative film production group located in the Lehigh Valley, PA, meeting monthly to review current and upcoming projects, network and share a passion for all things filmmaking. The group began in 2017 with three co-founders and has grown to include over 600 members. Our short independent films can be viewed on YouTube and other area film festivals, as well as our Facebook page. If you always wanted to be part of the film industry or just have an interest in film and live in or near the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, this is the place to be!

Proceeds will be donated to a local school(s) in order to help their film departments grow and encourage young filmmakers.

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