Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival!

The Moviate Underground Film Festival encompasses a 3-day annual film festival in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We have a wide range of viewership and showcase anything from spotlight animation and pixelvision films to quality narratives and documentaries.

Past Filmmakers And Speakers In Attendance Include:

John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos),
Emily Hubley (Hedwig and the angry Inch, The Toe Tactic)
Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Benjamin Smoke)
Sight Unseen (Baltimore Based Experimental Filmmakers)
Lauri Faggioni (Science of Sleep, Iron and Wine)
Richard Elfman (The Forbidden Zone),
Adolfas Mekas (Hallelujah The Hills)
L.M. Kit Carson (David Holzman's Diary, Paris Texas)
Weird Paul!!! (YouTube Phenomena and indie musician)
Frank Whaley (Swimming With Sharks, The Jimmy Show)
Richard Kern (Cinema of Transgression Filmmaker)
The Trachtenburg Slide Show Players
Richard Edson (Stranger Than Paradise, Apartment #5C)
Mark Bordtchard (American Movie, Coven),
Clayton Patterson (Captured)
David Redmon (Mardi Gras: Made in China),
Mark Eaton and Johnn Swarr (Joe Kid on a Sting-Ray: The History of BMX),
Helen Stickler (Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator),
Kelly Baker aka The Angry Filmmaker (Bird Dog),
Crispin Glover (What is it?, Back to the Future)
Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones)
Skizz Cyzyk (Icepick to the Moon)
Carter Stevens (Punk Rock)
Bryan Lewis Saunders (Self Portrait Artist / Performance Poet)
Z'EV (Poet / Percussionist / Sound Artist)
Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World / Careful)
Jerry Tartaglia (Escape From Rented Island)
The Cast & Crew of John Waters' Desperate Living (Mink Stole / Vincent Peranio / George Stover / Susan Lowe / Turkey Joe Trabert)

and many others...

PUBLIC NOTICE: Moviate's application for a new Low Power FM broadcast station in Harrisburg, PA USA

In December 2023, Moviate, applicant for a new Low Power FM broadcast station Harrisburg, PA USA, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for an original construction permit for a new station. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit

https://recnet.com/window/?mode=fac&facid=787977&win=9 

"Moviate is a volunteer operated, not for profit organization, dedicated to bringing independent, underground, and avant-garde Cinema and Sound events to the Harrisburg, PA area."

25th Annual Underground Film Festival - May 17th - 19th, 2024

Past Annual Film Festivals

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