Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199;
HARRY M. WARNER FILM FESTIVAL NAMED ONE
OF 32 ‘PREMIER’ EVENTS IN STATE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– The Pennsylvania Department of Tourism and the Pennsylvania
Council of the Arts have designated the Harry M. Warner Film
Festival a “premier” event within the state.
initiated last year in connection with New Castle’s
renovation and reopening of the Warner Theater, will be held April
19-21, showcasing innovative short films from among national and
international entries. The institute is housed at Slippery Rock
director of the arts council, calls the festival a “stellar
event in the constellation of outstanding festivals in
Pennsylvania.” The state hosts some 1,800 festival annually
with 32 receiving the “premier” designation.
from the two state agencies along with representatives of
premier-designated festivals met in Philadelphia to discuss
advertising and promotion of events to both national and
international tourists. Each premier festival receives funding to
assist with local advertising.
The festival is
named for the world-famous Harry M. Warner, a brother/partner in
the Warner Brothers film studios. The brothers opened their first
Warner Theater in New Castle in 1907.
Details on this
year’s festival, including screening venues, special events
and workshop calendars may be obtained by calling 724-738-2030 or
visiting the Internet at: www.visitPA.com
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