Christopher Coppola’s weeklong digital PAH-FEST hits town with story capture, panels, awards

Filmmaker Christopher Coppola’s unique digital media PAH-FEST is coming to Chicago for a full week, March 22-30. It’s not for professionals or film students, but read on.

Non-profit PAH-FEST (Project Access Hollywood) fun, free and global, aims to engage everyday people, from all walks of life who have a story to tell through a digital medium.

Columbia College and IFP are sponsoring the Festival here, which culminates March 30 with a presentation of cash-prize winners at the college’s 260-seat Film Row Theatre.

All events are free and open to all.

L.A.-based Coppola himself (nephew of Francis and brother of Nicholas Cage) will be in Chicago throughout the Festival week, kicking off the event Saturday, March 22 at Millennium Park with the Circus Vision Challenge.

The three other digital capture categories are Cell Phone Art, Mobilflicks and Digiportraits.