Blue and White Film Festival showcases top student productions

April 14, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The showcase event featuring films produced by Penn State students during the academic year, the Blue and White Film Festival, returns April 24 to the State Theatre in downtown State College.

The juried festival, which accepts entries from students in all majors at the University, will feature variety of short films in animation, documentary, experimental and narrative formats. The event, with a red-carpet kickoff at 7 p.m., is sponsored by the Student Film Organization and the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies.

All films in the festival were produced during the 2015-16 academic year, and were written, filmed and edited by Penn State students. Submitted films undergo a judging process by a panel of film alumni and faculty in related departments. 

For the first time this year, the Blue and White Film Festival is conducting a screenplay competition. Winners of the competition will be announced at the festival during intermission, and will receive a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software.

Tickets for the festival are free for Penn State students and may be picked up at the State Theatre. General admission tickets cost $6. They may be purchased in advance at, or at the box office the night of the event, if they remain available.

Merchandise, including festival DVDs, T-shirts and posters, will be on sale in the lobby during intermission as well as before and after the event.

For those unable to attend, a compilation DVD of the students’ work is available for purchase for $10. To order a DVD, send a check and return address information to Richie Sherman, 124 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA 16802. Checks should be made payable to “Penn State Student Film Organization.”

  • Blue and White Film Festival, 2016
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Last Updated April 26, 2016