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"Life, Nothing More: “Bridge and Tunnel”–A must-see selection in the new Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival" 2015
"Penn State Mont Alto Film Project to screen at Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival" 2015
"Penn State Mont Alto film 'Ghosting' to screen at festival" 2015
2017 Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival Press Release (2017/CURRENT) (PDF Download Link)
2016 Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival Press Release (2016) (PDF Download Link)
2015 Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival Press Release (2015) (PDF Download Link)
Current Press Release
THE 2017 HARRISBURG-HERSHEY FILM FESTIVAL
OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Lineup includes Features, Documentaries and Shorts from National and International Filmmakers. It was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Rated Film Festivals according to FilmFreeway, an immense honor after only it’s second year in operation.
Festival will open with Romance In The Digital Age, an original feature produced in New York. It will also screen Central PA native John Putch’s newest feature The Father & The Bear, as well as the directorial debut of Karen Allen (of Animal House & Indiana Jones fame), titled A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. The festival also is represented by several international selections, highlighted by the Italian Documentary Ethiopia By Tuk Tuk.
HARRISBURG, PA —The Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival is proud to announce the selection of titles to be screened at its 3rd Annual Festival. Featuring 75 feature, short, and documentary films, the Festival runs September 15th through the 20th, 2017 at the Midtown Cinema located at 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg.
“We are working on refining the festival selections to the tastes of our audience,” said Hamza Ahmad, Founder and Director of the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival. “Much like last year, we encouraged submissions from filmmakers around the world and have accepted several international films from countries including, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland, and more.”
The Midtown Cinema’s focus on independent films is what prompted the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival to continue its partnership with the Harrisburg-based, three-screen cinema house that favors independent and foreign films over blockbusters.
“This is our biggest year yet,” said Ahmad. “We have 75 films from all over the world screening over 5 days.”
This year, the festival continued to include a Short Script Contest. The winner will be announced on the opening night of the festival, and will be invited to be involved in the production of their script in early 2018.
“It was really a wonderful experience getting to read so many interesting scripts from writers not just around the country, but around the world”recounted Hal Cramer, Director of Programming and Judge for the Script Competition of the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival. “We’re really looking forward to starting production once we announce the winner. There was a lot high quality competition, but the winning script was one that really excited me..”
For a complete list of the 2017 official festival selections, visit: www.harrisburghersheyfilmfestival.com
Festival Passes and Theater Information
Festival Pass options are available now. Options include:
*VIP All Access Pass: Includes attendance to all events including Red Carpet, Kickoff Screening Event, mixer, guest speaker sessions, and all individual screenings throughout the 4-day festival
*3-Day Flex Pass: Includes attendance to all screenings any 3 days (does not include access to the Friday, September 15th Red Carpet/Kickoff Event screening or guest speaker sessions)
*2-Day Flex Pass: Includes attendance to all screenings any 2 days (does not include access to the Friday, September 15th Red Carpet/Kickoff Event screening or guest speaker sessions)
*1 -Day Screening Pass: Includes attendance to all screening sessions on a single day (does not include access to the Friday, September 15th Red Carpet/Kickoff Event screening or guest speaker sessions)
*Individual Block Tickets: Alternatively, Midtown Cinema is offering single block tickets, which will be available for purchase on-site prior to screenings or at www.midtowncinema.com on sale now.
* These passes will be made available for sale on August 20th.
Passes can be purchased online at www.harrisburghersheyfilmfestival.com
Festival screenings will be held at the Midtown Cinema located at 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg Pennsylvania. The full schedule of showtimes will be announced at a later date.
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ABOUT HARRISBURG-HERSHEY FILM FESTIVAL
The Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival (HHFF) was founded in 2014 by filmmakers dedicated to promoting local, national, and international independent cinema in the Central Pennsylvania community. Aided by the Midtown Cinema, the festival has grown immensely and was named one of the Top 100 Film Festivals by FilmFreeway, after only its second year. The Harrisburg Hershey area has a rich history of the arts, and organizers of the Festival strive to add to this tradition of promoting arts in the region.