Oil Valley Film Festival to Launch in September

| June 30, 2016

ovffOIL CITY, Pa. – The first Oil Valley Film Festival will take place September 1-3, 2016. Based in Oil City, the festival is designed to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film.

The festival programming will include feature and short films, along with feature-lenth and short screenplays, all in competition, with day three consisting of a director-curated, handpicked filmmaker block specifically designed and chosen by Matt Croyle.

“As a filmmaker myself, not only do I want to continue to make movies here, but this festival seems like a way I can use my passion to share films with the community – films they may normally never get to see in a multiplex,” said Matt Croyle, the festival’s director. “This is about starting something that the community can really get involved in and get excited about.”

The festival is partnering with local venues, including the Oil City Library and The Oil City Civic Center at the National Transit Building, and has already partnered with Videomaker Magazine, The Writers Store, and MaddyG TV on ROKU.

“The Oil City Library is a gem. We’re really happy to have them on board. Dan Flaherty and his staff are doing great things with that facility, and I couldn’t be more proud to have them be a part of the festival. And I can’t say enough about Trenton Moulin and the folks at Bridge Builders. The support we’re being shown is phenomenal.” Croyle continued.

More information about submissions, corporate sponsorships, and general inquiries can be found at: http://oilvalleyfilmfestival.weebly.com.

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