Filmfest

FILMFEST IS POWERED BY:

Moviate was founded 21 years ago in April of 1997.  We wanted to bring avant-garde cinema to the Harrisburg area.  We rented a dance studio in the former Jump Street location on Forster Street (when it was called Metro Arts).  Each month we curated a collection of rare 16mm films, independent films, and hosted in-person filmmakers.  Each year, we celebrated with a 3 day festival, calling for entries and showing films from around the world.  We are a volunteer operated not-for-profit organization who sees the importance of independent film and music in the arts community.  Event listings are posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the moviate.org website.

 

ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The 20th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival at Artsfest welcomes film as an art form.  With a focus on underground, avant-garde, and independent cinema, the festival welcomes many different approaches to the filmmaking process. From the most avant-garde films created with hands on manipulation of film to the more traditional structure of a documentary portraying an underground subject, the festival is eclectic and diverse.

 Film Still from "The Strange Ones" (May 25 | 8:00PM | Midtown Cinema)

Film Still from "The Strange Ones" (May 25 | 8:00PM | Midtown Cinema)

2018 FilmFest Schedule

*ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEATING IS FIRST COME- FIRST SERVED

Friday May 25th
Midtown Cinema

8:00PM "THE STRANGE ONES" 90 min-  
w/ Directors Christopher Radcliff &  Lauren Wolkstein 

 

Saturday May 26th
CIVIC CLUB

1:00PM "VENERABLE RECORDS" 43 min

2:00PM "NATURAL IMMERSIONS" 38min

3:00PM "WAVES OF VAPOR" 48 min

4:00PM "TALES FROM ZABLAH" 41 min
               (Analog Atmosphere & Horror Stories)

5:30PM Filmmaker meet & greet @ The Millworks

MIDTOWN CINEMA

8:00PM "RUMINATIONS" 90 min

10:00PM "FINGERILLA" 90 min-
                With cast and crew in person

 

Sunday May 27th:

CIVIC CLUB

12:00PM "CAMERA THREAT" 38 min

1:00PM "WAKING UNREALITY" 42 min

2:00PM "SIMPLE STORIES" 38 min

3:00PM "EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS" 40 min

4:00PM "STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE" 35 min

MIDTOWN CINEMA

7:00PM "ICEPICK TO THE MOON" 120 min-
               with Director Skizz Cyzyk In-Person.

9:15PM "ESCAPE FROM RENTED ISLAND: THE LOST PARADISE OF JACK SMITH" 95 min-
              with Director Jerry Tartaglis In-Person.

Screenings are held at:

Civic Club
612 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Midtown Cinema
250 Reily Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

visit:
www.moviate.org/annual-film-festival
for all details