Wilmington’s first film festival coming in April


Wilmington’s first film festival featuring documentaries, art, foreign and hard to find movies will  come to Penn Cinema on Thursday, April 25, according to Barry Schlecker, executive producer.

“We are so excited to develop this film festival for Wilmington and especially to have our setting be the new Penn Cinema on the Riverfront,” says Schlecker who previously ran the Newark Film Festival.  “We’ll have first class movies that will be shown in a very comfortable setting and using all the latest film technology available.” In the past, Schlecker’s film selections have focused on movies that had not been available anywhere else in the state.

“We’re continuing with that philosophy so that WilmFilm will be a source for thought-provoking, unusual and sometimes quirky movies, the kind of films that make lasting impressions,” Schlecker says.

The event will kick-off with an opening party sponsored by Easter Seals of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Schlecker expects to announce the location of this opening party within a few weeks, probably at a venue near or along the riverfront. Movies are currently being selected and a full schedule will be announced soon.

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