Penn State student films to air Dec. 20 across Pennsylvania on PCN

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More than a dozen Penn State student films will be featured during a television show which will air across Pennsylvania at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air the program, which includes 13 student films and lasts 100 minutes. The show includes a mix of documentary, experimental and narrative films of varying lengths. All of the films were originally screened during the Blue-White Film Festival last April on the University Park campus.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for more people to see the work of our students,” said Richie Sherman, associate professor in the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies, who also serves as adviser of the Student Film Organization, which conducts the annual on-campus student film festival. “We’re proud of their work, and people who see these films will be impressed with the students’ creativity and storytelling as well."

PCN, widely recognized as the nation’s preeminent state public affairs network, airs on cable systems across Pennsylvania. More than 85 percent of PCN’s funding comes from cable companies.

This link provides a complete list of channel locations for PCN on cable systems across the state.

PCN was created on Aug. 29, 1979, as a nonprofit corporation by Pennsylvania cable companies, marking the first use of cable television for distance education. It was the first educational cable television network in the nation. In addition, PCN was on the air before CNN, Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC, MTV, TNT, USA Network and nearly all other nationally-distributed cable networks.

Last Updated December 16, 2014