Moviate Underground 18th Annual Film FestivalSpecial Friday Night Kickoff Event


In Person Filmmaker Event
With Livia Ungur & Sherng-Lee Huang

Friday May 27, 2016
Midtown Cinema (Harrisburg, PA)

We are happy and excited to kick off this years festival with a brand new feature film from New York based filmmakers Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang. "HOTEL DALLAS" premiered at this years Berlin International Film Festival and has been garning great reviews around the world.

HOTEL DALLAS, a Romanian-American feature film that combines fiction and documentary, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, as part of the Panorama Dokumente program (February 2016).

In the 80s, in the twilight of communist Romania, "Dallas" is the only American show allowed on TV. It offers a vision of wealth and glamour that captures the imagination of millions. Among them are Ilie and his daughter Livia. He is a small-time criminal and aspiring capitalist; she is in love with the show’s handsome leading man, Patrick Duffy. After communism falls, Ilie builds the Hotel Dallas, a life-size copy of the “Dallas” mansion. Livia immigrates to America, becomes a filmmaker, and directs a
movie starring Patrick Duffy, as a soap opera character who dies in Texas and wakes up in Romania, in a hotel that looks just like home.

Livia guides her childhood idol on a genre-bending road trip across a Romanian dreamscape—through the failed utopias of communism and capitalism, into a realm of ghosts and lost time.

* Shown with Margaret Orr's Short Film, Mer Depré - 6 minutes

23rd Annual Underground Film Festival - May 13th - 15th, 2022

Annual Film Festival Update!

Due to the continuance of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the prevalence of the Delta variant in our area, we have decided to push the festival back to May of 2022, in the hopes of starting up again with fully in-person programs. We have extended our submission deadline, so please use the link below to submit your entry 

Thanks for your understanding. More updates to come. Stay safe.


Include Your Movie In The 23rd Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival ~ MAY 2022

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.

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