Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival at Artsfest!

SCREENINGS ARE FREE FOR ALL AUDIENCES TO ATTEND, CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE UNLIKE MANY OTHER FILM FESTIVALS!

Moviate Underground at Artsfest encompasses a 3-day film festival on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA along-side area artisans and craftsmen. We have a wide range of viewership and look for anything from spotlight animation and pixelvision films to quality narratives and comedies to animation and kids films to documentaries.

Above all, we love anything super 8 or 16mm, underground, independent, avant-garde, personal, experimental, or any other form of creative filmmaking that challenges the masses and the stereotypical 'Hollywood' aesthetic. We show film and video creations made as a form of art, not as a means of making a profit at the expense of our culture.

Include Your Movie In The Upcoming 2019 Film Festival

  • Any original films from any time are accepted.
  • Attending filmmakers receive discounted hotel rates and admission to all events including any special speaking engagements or award ceremonies.
  • Please include a disclaimer for any explicit content. This is used for programming purposes only and will not influence the decision-making process in any way.
  • Please take care when selecting the submission fee corresponding to the length of your film. Films will not be considered "in consideration" until we have received a complete submission fee appropriate for your film's length.

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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...

Past Annual Film Festivals

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