The century-old Rowland Theatre will be host to the inaugural Centre Film Festival, a weekend festival that includes award-winning feature and short films, many opportunities for intergenerational and multidimensional conversations, including visiting filmmakers who will answer questions after their films, special guests, a youth jury who will present awards at our closing ceremony, free masterclasses with our visiting artists, and a local high school competition which will encourage future filmmakers to flourish in Central PA. The films range from outdoor adventures to honoring our veterans, from roots music to the history of movie palaces.
Film Students at Penn State have spearheaded a series called Caught in the Act: Behind the Scenes at the Centre Film Festival and their first episode about the woman who painted the poster can be seen here: vimeo.com/centrefilmfestival
The Centre Film Festival is the first project by the Centre Film Workshop, a grassroots organization founded in the summer of 2019 to bring local stories to film and create a platform for locally relevant multimedia storytelling, dialogue and screenings. The festival’s community partners include the Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation, the Rowland Theatre, and Galaxy’s Central Intermediate Unit 10. The festival is made possible in part by the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Arts. the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University.
Funded by State College, PA (November 2019)