A nonprofit, community-based movie theater

The Ambler Theater (Ambler, PA) is always looking for groundbreaking independent films with a strong local connection. Below you’ll find that our local film programming includes open submissions for Feature Length films year round. Also we play host to our very own short film festival in the spring with the First Take Shorts Series. Not to mention our ongoing partnership with Montgomery County Community College and their Five Day Film Festival screening every fall. Selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to share their work with our engaged, film-loving audience in our historic, nonprofit community-based theater. So what are you waiting for? Submit Your Film Today!

Local Filmmakers

Feature Films We’re always on the lookout for independently produced feature films that hold a strong local connection in cast/crew, filming location, or setting. If you check out our Local Features page you’ll find a complete listing of Ambler/Philadelphia based feature films with a comprehensive list of dates, showtimes, and movie descriptions. If you’re a local filmmaker looking to submit your film for consideration to our Local Features program then follow this link for more information.

First Take Shorts Series Every spring the Ambler Theater presents a night of short films with the First Take Shorts Series. On this night, local filmmakers in the Greater Philadelphia Area get the opportunity to showcase their short films on the big screen. We ask that filmmakers from all skills levels submit their short narratives, documentaries, animations, and music videos. For more information on how to SUBMIT your film, follow the LINK HERE.

Five Day Film Festival The Five Day Film Festival is a short film competition hosted by Montgomery County Community College. Filmmakers must write, shoot, and edit a 5 minute film within 5 days based off the genre they draw at the beginning of the competition. Completed films are then screened at The Ambler Theater where an awards ceremony is held along with a short Q&A. For more information on the Five Day Film Festival, visit their website at www.fivedayfilmfestival.com.

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