2017 DCSF

We would like to thank every Filmmaker who considered our Festival this season and entrusted us with the submission of their film.  Though there were many films submitted, all of which were very well done and creative, please know that not every film can be accepted and screened.

Shining a light on the brilliant unknown talents of today, 2017 DCSF will be screening films from US and International filmmakers, of all genres of film including Narrative Shorts, Animation Shorts, Experimental Shorts, and all forms of Horror, Suspense, Sci-Fi, and Thriller films of Short length, along with short length Comedies, Religious/Spiritual, Music Videos, and Documentaries, and GLBT films.

The 2017 DCSF has gained a solid reputation from filmmakers and film fans alike, as we always strive to ensure the highest standard of quality to our Festival.

Awarding outstanding filmmakers in all genres, our festival introduces Independent Filmmakers the world over to Erie Pennsylvania, as the City that embraces the arts and culture that the worldwide film-making community delivers with new stories and new points of view.

We encourage every single Filmmaker to visit their film’s synopsis page to be sure that all of the information contained on it is correct. If there are any errors, please contact us detailing the name of your film and the correct information, and we will make the changes immediately.

Most importantly, and as soon as the Virtual Theatre screenings commence, we also strongly encourage you to visit your film’s virtual screening room to ensure that you are happy with the virtual presentation of your film.

We will nominate no less than Three films in every Genre for an award, with no more than five nominees for each Best Of Genre Award.

Additionally, each year our Festival offers an Audience Award that is chosen by virtual attendees of our festival.  Each attendee has the opportunity to watch as many films as each may like, and to cast ONLY one vote for what that attendee feels is most deserving of the 2017 DCSF Audience Award.

Finally, we want to applaud every Filmmaker who has the vision, courage, passion, dedication, and determination to create a film and to congratulate each and every Filmmaker who are among those Officially Selected for our 2017 Film Festival.

We wish you all the best of luck in the Award judging, and a huge thank you to all Filmmakers selected for the privilege of allowing us to screen your films.