Banko buildingFrank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks to host 3rd-annual event Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Dynamic filmmakers from throughout the region will be spotlighted during thethird-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF) Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Fifteen different films and two web series will be showcased over the course of five screening blocks. Admission for each block is $5 for the public and $4 for ArtsQuest Members. Tickets are on sale now at and 610-332-3378; they’ll also be available at the ArtsQuest Center Box Office.

The 2013 GLVFF will culminate Nov. 2 with a free screening of Allentown-raised director and 2013 GLVFF jury member Ishai Setton’s 3 Days of Normal at 8:45 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Setton and the announcement of the 2013 GLVFF award winners. Awards will be handed out in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Web Series, Best Short (15-50 minutes) and Best Short (<15 minutes).

The GLVFF schedule is as follows (films in competition are noted); films are not necessarily listed in the order they will screen each night:

BLOCK 1 – Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Quick Shop – Martin Binder (Macungie)
– In competition (Best Short <15 min)
The Flighty Ducks: The Poker Sketch – Dan Maher (Bethlehem)
– In competition (Best Web Series)
Cult Life – Spencer Snygg (Allentown)
So Pretty to Look At – Chuck Gloman (Center Valley)

BLOCK 2 – Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Shark Week Follies: T’was the Night Before Shark Week – Marie Gugielmo (Allentown)
– In competition (Best Web Series)
The Backyard Philly Project – Amanda Danzinger (Allentown)
– In competition (Best Feature & Best Documentary)
Corporeality – Lauren Hank (Quakertown)
Empty Cups – James McCullian (Bethlehem)

BLOCK 3 – Friday, Nov. 1, 9:45 p.m.
The Flighty Ducks: Parking Meter Payment Center – Dan Maher (Bethlehem)
– In competition (Best Web Series)
Nomad – Ivar Murd (Manalapan)
– In competition (Best Short 15-50 min)
The Outer Loop – John Bennett (Allentown)
– In competition (Best Feature)
Shark Week Follies: Shark the Herald Angels Sing – Marie Gugielmo (Allentown)
– In competition (Best Web Series)

BLOCK 4 – Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m.
Pulling Teeth – Jennifer Suwak & Steve Abruzzese (Bangor)
– In competition (Best Short <15 min & Best Documentary)
April Grace – Andrew Hutcheson (Washington, N.J.)
– In competition (Best Feature)
Shark Week Follies: Deck The Halls (with Boughs of Shark Teeth) – Marie Gugielmo (Allentown)
– In competition (Best Web Series)

BLOCK 5 – Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.
The Flighty Ducks: Captivity Sketch – Dan Maher (Bethlehem)
– In competition (Best Web Series)
Silent Dance – Lindsay Schaefer & Artists in Unity (Bethlehem)
– In competition (Best Short <15 min)
Broken Dreams – Buddy Thompson (Hazleton)
– In competition (Best Short 15-50 min)
The First Four – Meghan Barwick, Laura Casale, Liana Prodorutti, Nadia Sasso (Bethlehem/Lehigh University)
– In competition (Best Short 15-50 min & Best Documentary)
Painted Love – John General (Hackettstown)
– In competition (Best Short <15 min)
Particles – Dave Meyers (Bethlehem)

Talkbacks with directors and/or representatives from each block’s films will occur after each film in a block has been screened. An additional document is included with descriptions of each film.

Jury members for this year’s GLVFF include local filmmaker and 2011 GLVFF award winner Courtney Eady, Allentown-raised and Los Angeles-based director Ishai Setton (The Kitchen), Southside Film Festival board member Ann Knerr, Lehigh University professor Michael Kramp and ArtsQuest Cinema Committee member Catherine Ford.

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Pa. For more information, visit