Quittapahilla Film Festival '04 | '05
The first Annual Quittapahilla Film Festival Featured Variety of Independent Films. The first annual Quittapahilla Film Festival opened its doors on Friday, Oct. 1, 2004. The three-day film festival took place at the Allen Theatre in Annville, the adjacent MJ's Coffeehouse, and on the campus of Lebanon Valley College .
The festival screened over 10 hours of independent, feature-length, and short films from across North America. Categories included: Animated Films, Documentaries, Narratives, Avant-garde, and Pennsylvania Films.
In addition, the festival offered several films either made in Pennsylvania or made by Pennsylvanians, such as A Day at the Goat Races, a documentary on the Falmouth , Pa. , Goat Races by James Hollenbaugh, Kevin Fritz, and Bartek Zytkowiak, and Containment: Life after Three Mile Island, a documentary on the Three Mile Island accident by Nick Poppy and Chris Boebel .
Films from area film schools also figured prominently into the festival. Jack Ferry was a student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts when he made A Reasonable Hypothesis, as a senior thesis. A dark satire about human cloning, the film won the Audience Favorite and Best Short Award and has been screened at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Dances with Films festival.