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See the highlights from last year’s festival (below)

Penn Stater Magazine — “A Red Carpet Homecoming — A highlight of the fourth annual Centre Film Festival, kicking off next week in State College and Philipsburg, Pa., is the return to Happy Valley of Stan Lathan, who will be honored for a visionary 50-year career as a director, producer, and Hollywood trailblazer.”  — more Film Festival news on our PRESS PAGE


COVID RESPONSE  We are committed to keeping everyone attending the Centre Film Festival safe and informed. We will be adjusting according to the climate of the situation. The Centre Film Festival is hosted in Central Pennsylvania and takes place at the Rowland Theatre and State Theatre located in Centre County. We will follow all CDC and State guidelines as well as the guidelines set by our venues. The Rowland Theatre and State Theatres are spacious. In addition, the Rowland and State Theatres have enhanced sanitizing procedures. We are also offering some of our films via online streaming from October 28 – November 7 for those who prefer to engage with the Centre Film Festival from home.

Acknowledgment of Land

The Centre Film Festival and its venues are located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations. As a land grant institution, we acknowledge and honor the traditional caretakers of these lands and strive to understand and model their responsible stewardship. We also acknowledge the longer history of these lands and our place in that history.

In collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Student Association (IPSA) and the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance (IFSA)

FILM SCHEDULE DISCLAIMER The screening schedule is posted on this website, Titles and times are subject to change without notice.
FILM CONTENT POLICY The views and opinions expressed in the films in the Festival are those of the filmmakers and/or their producer(s), cast, and crew. They do not reflect the views and opinions of The Centre Film Festival, its sponsors, volunteers, nor the members of its team or board.  
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISORY Festival screenings do not require MPAA ratings. Some films may include strong images, violence and/or language, and may not be suitable for all audiences. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Such language, images, and situations are noted in the schedule with each film’s listing, where applicable, following the film’s description.