Friday, August 14, 2015

Tell a Story About Pottstown, On Film

Blogger's Note: Since the crackerjack desk team at The Mercury failed to put this story as a sidebar to our awesomely cute story about a "Kid-umentary" film being made in Pottstown (no, I'm not bitter), we'll have to settle for reading it here....

Lights! Camera! Pottstown!

Kids are not the only ones who can make a film about Pottstown.

Next June, the “Pottstown InFocus Short Film Festival” will be held, and this week the organization began accepting entries.

Films can be submitted at the group’s web site — — in five categories: documentary, comedy, fiction, science fiction, music video, plus a special sixth category — Love Letter to Pottstown.

“Pottstown In Focus Short Film Festival is a new event soliciting short film submissions from entrants across the country and around the world. The challenge for filmmakers is that each thirty-minute or shorter film must have as its character, theme, setting or inspiration the revitalizing Borough of Pottstown, Pennsylvania — a town with renewed focus,” according to the web site.

Assistant Borough Manager Erica Weekley is spearheading the effort and questions about the festival or film submissions can be directed to her at 610-970-6515.

You can also contact the organizers by email at

The effort also has its own Facebook page.

The film festival is tentatively scheduled for June, 2016, but entries are being accepted starting right now!

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