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  • Flash Your Pass!

    One of the great things about the South Side of Bethlehem is the wonderful variety of restaurants and businesses.  We at the Film Festival hope that our patrons will take the time to dine at some of the restaurants  or visit the shops. We, along with many local businesses, have instituted the Flash Your Pass program. Anyone wearing a lanyard pass, like Filmmakers, Staff, and Patrons to name a few, can receive discounts at participating merchants, simply by wearing your lanyard pass from June 14 - 18.

    Here is a list of the participating merchants, where they are located, and what discount they are offering.

    Flash Your Pass 2016

  • 2016 – Festival Dates

    Enjoy Independent Films from around the world:
    Tuesday, June 14th through Saturday, June 18th

    Opening Night: Tuesday, June 14 - Party @ Color Me Mine (25 E 3rd Street) followed by the Opening Night Screening @ Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts (321 East 3rd Street)

    Film: Growing Up Smith (fka Good Ol' Boy)
    Family Film (a feel-good, coming-of-age comedy)… inspired by a true story. In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a “good old boy” propels him further away from his family’s ideals than ever before. A tribute to childhood heroes, first love and growing up in Small Town, America.

    Want to be more involved? - Check out our Volunteer opportunities: Usher, Tix and Merch, Concierge
    Select Volunteer from the menu above. Follow the link to Register!

  • Five Local Chefs at Molinari’s–It’s More Than Just Popcorn

    Five Local Chefs at Molinari's--It's More Than Just Popcorn
    Monday June 13, 2016
    Molinari’s, 322 E, Third St., Bethlehem, Pa. 18015

    We're as excited as ever to announce our guest chefs for the event. This year, participating restaurants are The Limeport Inn and Jamison Publick House, Edge and the MINT. Our chefs will be Stephen Yaeger, Tim Widrick and Dominic Lombardo, respectively. Our very own Chef Geo Dodig will obviously be participating as well, and as always, South Italy Imports will so generously be donating the wines for the event for the fourth year in a row.

    This is going to be a great evening. Five amazing local chefs will each prepare a course, paired with a wine for your enjoyment and to benefit the Southside Film Festival. The evening will start out with five hors d’oeuvres (one prepared by each chef) at with a cash bar.  Tickets for the dinner are on sale now!