Student films set to air across Pennsylvania

May 28, 2015

A group of 19 student-produced films, a variety of productions that originally screened during the annual Blue and White Film Festival, will air twice on PCN-TV, reaching viewers across the state of Pennsylvania.

The films, a mix of documentary, experimental and narrative style, will air at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31. All of the films were produced during the 2014-15 academic year at Penn State, and were initially featured at the festival sponsored by the Student Film Organization.

Those selected for the PCN show include: “A Silent Struggle,” which focuses on mental illness and was produced for COMM 439 Advanced Alternative Production; “Protect and Serve,” a personal essay about race and police relationships created for COMM 338 Intermediate Narrative Production; and “Carrie Hope,” a narrative about dealing with the loss of a loved one produced for COMM 449 Advanced Group Production II.

Each of the 19 films vary in length, with topics ranging from lighthearted to serious. Total running time for the show on PCN is two hours and nine minutes.

PCN reaches 3.3 million households and 10 million people in Pennsylvania. The public affairs channel carries unedited live and same-day coverage of Pennsylvania Senate and House floor proceedings, as well as committee hearings, news conferences, speeches and other public forums. It also covers special features, such as the Blue and White Film Festival, and presents original programming about Pennsylvania-related topics and culture. Other special event coverage includes the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, Groundhog Day, PIAA high school sporting championships and Gettysburg National Military Park Walking Tours.

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