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Virtual Centre Film Festival To Debut November 13-15

It’s that time of year again to hit the theaters (virtually) and support local filmmakers.

The second annual Centre Film Festival will begin on Friday, November 13, and run through Sunday, November 15. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s festivities will occur virtually.

The event is hosted by the Centre Film Workshop, an organization founded to bring local stories to film and to create a platform for multimedia storytelling, dialogue, and screenings. All money from this year’s event will go towards the Rowland theater, the State Theater, and 3 Dots Downtown.

“We loved our inaugural year here in Centre County and at the Rowland Theatre, and we will miss seeing our community face to face this year,” said Pearl Gluck, artistic director of the Centre Film Festival and an associate professor of film production in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State. “But, until we get back into the theater, and because of being able to conduct the festival virtually, we are able to bring filmmakers from all over the world and our country to people in their homes. We are really looking forward to the online conversations we will be able to have with our community as we watch films and discuss them.”

The event will be free for Penn State students. They can access the event by scanning the QR code and following the prompts on the Penn State Bellisario College’s Twitter page.

For non-students, a full festival pass will cost $30, while a pass for a single film will cost $10. You can sign up and pay for the event at the Theatrical-at-Home website.

The festival pass gives the user access to all the films for the duration of the festival, unlike last year. It also gives you access to Q&As with the filmmakers, which will be hosted by some professors and staff at Penn State.

“I’m really excited to be able to showcase films and filmmakers from across the state,” said festival co-founder Curt Chandler, associate teaching professor of journalism in the Bellisario College. “One of our goals is to encourage the growth of a strong local film community. Our film lineup is proof that this community is producing exceptional work.”

For this year’s schedule and other information, visit the Centre Film Festival website.

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