About The Awesome Fest

We do awesome things with awesome movies in Philly, and like to do them pretty frequently. Purveyor of outdoor cinema, sleepovers, and Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival in Chicago!

The Awesome Fest was created in 2010 by promoter Josh Goldbloom as a scrappy DIY community project designed to showcase innovative and cutting edge independent cinema in unique and non-traditional spaces throughout the City of Philadelphia.

Since then, the annual summer outdoor film & music festival has featured well over 250 screenings, concerts, stand-up comics, and art installations, completely FREE to all who attend. Most recently, The Awesome Fest built Center City Philadelphia's first ever drive-in movie theater, produced the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Chicago (now in its third year!), launched a 10 week celebration of the 1980's, hosted an all night horror movie marathon outdoors in the woods at a summer camp, and presented Philly's largest pizza party ever with Macaulay Culkin's THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND to a crowd of nearly 10,000 people! There was also that time we attempted to launch a piece of bacon into outer space. We'll save that story for another time...

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is a proud fiscal sponsor of The Awesome Fest. All charitable donations are tax-deductible.


Josh Goldbloom
Founder/Artistic Director