2021 Films & Schedule

We are back for our third year of cinema celebration and we have expanded!

We will showcase 80+ projects both streaming online and in-person in Philipsburg, Altoona, and State College. Our lineup includes Made in PA, national, and international award-winning films about sports and music, parenting and automats, as well as comedy, horror, and thought-provoking stories about restorative justice, immigration, and youth activism. In addition to films, join us for three special industry workshops with two PSU alums (Patrick Fabian and Michael Craven) and a State College native (Joshua Leonard). We also expanded our world-wide selection of High School and college student shorts. Plus, we’re excited to bring back our in-person red carpet, our Lifetime Achievement Award, a 1920’s theme night, and programs for kids and teens!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this all possible!

Donate to the Food Bank — We are partnering with the Central PA Food Bank during the festival and will have bins set up at The State Theatre and The Rowland Theatre where you can donate food items — click here for a list of items the Food Bank has requested.

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 Penn State located in Centre County and the Mishler Theatre located in Blair County. We will follow all CDC and State guidelines as well as the guidelines set by our venues. The Rowland Theatre and Mishler Theatre are spacious, and we are limiting screening capacity to allow for social distancing in the theaters and at our special events. In addition, the Rowland and Mishler have enhanced sanitizing procedures. We are also offering most of our films via online streaming from November 1-7 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)


Buy your passes and/or individual block tickets!


Whether you’re planning to attend the Centre Film Festival in-person, virtually or a bit of both, the All Access pass is a great bargain and provides complete access to all of the films at the festival. They also make wonderful gifts for friends and family! Tickets are also available for individual “blocks” — usually one short and one feature film, either online or in-person.

How to Fest!

Centre Film is proud to go hybrid for its 2021 festival, with screenings in person at the Rowland Theater and virtually on Eventive! The platform is fairly intuitive, but if you need help figuring out how to set up your account and access your tickets, passes and virtual content you can check out these Audience Video Guides and find a full Audience FAQ here.

We suggest you get a pass for the whole festival (a bargain at $50!), though individual film tickets will be available too. The schedule and film guide will be announced soon, but if you have any questions, please click the CONTACT button. See you at the movies!

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FILM SCHEDULE DISCLAIMER All programs presented at this year’s Centre Film Festival taking place from Monday, November 1, 2021 until Sunday, November 7, 2021 will be available for purchase. The screening schedule will be posted on this website, centrefilm.org. 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.