Award-winning student documentary set for screening in New York City

February 20, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An award-winning documentary produced by Penn State students will screen in New York City in mid-March.

“Quiet Sundays,” which focuses on die-hard NFL fans in England and was produced by students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, will screen at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Campbell Sports Center, located at 218th Street and Broadway, as part of the Inwood Film Festival.

Festival and ticket information for the screening is available on the festival’s website.

The film was developed from a 10-day, on-location working trip by students in the Curley Center who covered two NFL games at Wembley Stadium in 2017.

Among the film’s many honors are: best student film at the Dam Short Film Festival in Las Vegas; best student film at the Coronado International Film Festival in San Diego; best student film in a monthly competition sponsored by the Online Film Festival; and the award for best editing in a documentary at the Southhampton International Film Festival in England.

“Quiet Sundays” also earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award nomination as a university student production and screened at festivals in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Pittsburgh.

“I’m happy to see our crew get credit for all the hard work they did on 'Quiet Sundays,' and it's gratifying simply to know that people like the film,” said John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center. "While the real reward of such a project is doing the project, watching this run of success is certainly nice.”

The Curley Center, created in 2003 and housed in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, explores issues and trends in sports journalism through instruction, outreach, programming and research. The Curley Center complements its core courses with an emphasis on internships and hand-on experience, covering major sporting events for professional media organizations. In addition to on-field coverage, the center emphasizes the lessons that sports can teach about culture.

Last Updated February 20, 2019