Get Ready for Year 2!

The Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival (HHFF) is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Festival. The unique Capital City festival strives to promote independent films throughout Central Pennsylvania. This fall, the HHFF will take place over the course of 4 days in the month of September at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema, which specializes in showcasing independent and foreign films. Last year, the festival was attended by hundreds of enthusiastic moviegoers and this year we look forward to growing that audience and sharing a new and exciting set of films with our attendees! We are currently receiving submissions of Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, and Documentaries from around the world. In addition we have increased our screening times this year by 30%, allowing more time for more films!

Founded in 2014 by Hamza Ahmad, a Cinematographer and Producer experienced with the filmmaking process (from Pre-Production through Distribution) and the Film Festival circuit, HHFF strives to bring the Independent Film Festival experience to Central Pennsylvania. Each screening block is a mixture of both short and feature films to maximize audience exposure to both mediums. The screening blocks are followed with a Q&A session in which the audience is able to interact with filmmakers in attendance, presenting an excellent opportunity for those at the heart of each narrative to receive feedback on their projects and grow as artists.

Filmmakers and enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to attend filmmaker-led seminars. The first session, “Independent Film in the Digital Age, features New York-based writer and director Jason Michael Brescia (The Newest Plege and Bridge and Tunnel) who will discuss the steps necessary for independent films to acquire distribution in an age of online streaming. Local filmmaker Hal Cramer (Nowhere, PA and Pretendagers) will lead the second session, “Shooting a feature with Under $5K, in which he will discuss his experiences shooting two separate feature films on micro budgets.

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