Centre Film Festival Closing Night Award Ceremony


Sun, Nov 5, 2023


5:30 pm




The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA


Centre Film Festival
Centre Film Festival

Hourly Schedule

The State Theatre - Sunday, November 5th

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception
Hosted and sponsored by Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Chef Freddie Bitsoie and Brown Dog Catering.
6:30pm - End
Festival Awards Ceremony
This year’s ceremony, emceed by Jason Browne and Cynthia Mazzant, will include Jury Awards for films in competition, our Lifetime Achievement Award and the Chandler Living Legacy Award.
**The schedule is subject to change.  Check back for updates!**

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About The Film

Twenty-five long years after his time in the limelight, former child actor Cody Lightning tries to revive his fortunes with a self-produced sequel to Smoke Signals in this smart, irreverent new comedy.

From Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2023, The Centre Film Festival will return for a weekend of the finest offerings in contemporary cinema at the State Theatre in State College and the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg.

We are back to celebrate the magic of storytelling on the big screen and beyond. Join us in honoring multigenerational narratives and sparking meaningful conversations through art, locally and globally. With the historic Rowland Theatre and State Theatre as our backdrop, we’re getting all set to bring you more than 50 Pennsylvania Premieres, 4 United States Premieres, Made in PA films, a night of Thrills and Chills for Halloween, Sports on Screen, World Cinema, Pride on Screen, and an inaugural Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month track… and so much more.

Check back here and centrefilm.org for more information.


The State Theatre needs your help to purchase a new Digital Projection System!

With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.