SouthSide Film Institute


Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Festival returns, kicking off a week of fresh films

JUNE 15, 2021

The opening credits are finally rolling again at Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Festival.

“This festival signifies the beginning of the summer,” begins Jennifer Cotto, director of the SouthSide Film Festival.

Cotto says last year, closing the curtain on the festival entirely was tough.

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South Side Film Festival returns to Bethlehem after 2020 hiatus

JUNE 14, 2021

The South Side Film Festival is returning to Bethlehem for a 17th year. It kicks off June 15 with an opening night party at Color Me Mine on Third Street.

Screenings will be held each night through June 19 at different venues, including Touchstone Theatre, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and the National Museum of Industrial History.

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SouthSide Film Festival returns this week in Bethlehem

JUNE 13, 2021

One of the Lehigh Valley’s longest running film festivals is set to return this week in Bethlehem.

The SouthSide Film Festival will resume for its 17th annual event on June 15-19. The festival hit a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Festival returns: Here’s how and where to check out the features in person

JUNE 11, 2021

For the 17th year, filmmakers and film lovers can find a happy place, once again and in person, at Bethlehem theaters. The SouthSide Film Festival is set to return June 15-19. Multiple genres include comedy, drama and animation — in both short and long forms.

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Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Festival Returns for 17th Annual Festival

JUNE 11, 2021

The Lehigh Valley’s longest running film festival is set to return June 15-19 for its 17th year after a brief hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With a new director, a fresh slate of films, and screenings in beloved institutions across Bethlehem’s SouthSide, the festival’s triumphant return signals a renewed commitment to bringing quality independent films from across the globe to your backyard.

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Things to do: SouthSide Film Festival returns

JUNE 10, 2021

The SouthSide Film Festival in Bethlehem, the annual five-day event featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film, returns June 15 to 19.

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6/4/2019 – Morning Call: SouthSide Film Festival: 77 films, five days in Bethlehem

6/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley Live: Forget Cannes or Sundance. We have our own film festival in Bethlehem and it’s about to start.

6/7/18 – Morning Call: 15th annual SouthSide Film Festival: Expect documentaries, features, animation, shorts and even a little star power

6/18 – Lehigh Valley Live: 13 movies to catch at Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Festival

6/13/18 – WFMZ: 15th annual SouthSide Film Festival underway in Bethlehem

6/7/17- Morning Call: SouthSide Film Festival: 70 films, five days in Bethlehem

5/12/2015 – ‘Arctic Alchemy’ documentary to open Bethlehem’s Southside Film Festival

6/15/2014 – Greasepaint Film –  GreasePaint Wins with SouthSide Audience!

6/15/2014 – Nightcrawler – Pictures of the SouthSide Film Festival Closing Night Party 

6/11/2014 – The Morning Call – Free kids movies at SouthSide Film Festival

6/11/2014 – Fig Bethlehem – Summer Fun with SouthSide Film Festival

6/10/2014 – WDIY – SouthSide Film Festival Preview

6/5/2014 – The Morning Call – Meet extraordinary characters at 11th annual SouthSideFilm Festival

6/4/2014 – The Morning Call – Molinari’s Benefit Dinner

6/3/2014 – Lehigh Valley Live – SouthSide Film Festival returning to Bethlehem, features global flair

6/2/2014 – WDIY – 11th Annual Southside Film Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

5/29/2014 – Lehigh Valley Live – Molinari’s to host five chefs in Southside Film Festival fundraising dinner

6/12/2013 – Bethlehem Patch – SouthSide Film Festival Celebrates 10 years of Independent Films from Around the World

6/10/2013 – The Morning Call – Bethlehem’s SouthSide film fest brings back free kids movies

6/10/2013 – Bethlehem Patch – Film Festival Opens with Unique Look at The Beatles

6/6/2013 – Lehigh Valley Parenting – Children’s films return to Southside Film Festival

6/5/2013 – The Morning Call – Bethlehem’s SouthSide Film Fest offers documentaries, shorts and more

6/5/2013 – The Morning Call – Valley filmmakers shine at SouthSide Film Festival

6/5/2013 – The Morning Call – SouthSide Film Festival has grown but is still proudly grass-roots

6/7/2013 – Lehigh Valley Live – SouthSide Film Festival bringing global reach to Bethlehem

5/16/2013 – The Morning Call – Molinari’s Dinner for SouthSide Film Festival

5/15/2013 – The Express Times – Five local chefs team for Southside Film Festival fundraising dinner