The Central PA Filmmakers Meetup is a monthly meeting hosted every first Thursday of the month.  The organizer and host of the group is Sammi Leigh Melville (she can be contacted at

These meet-ups are an opportunity for filmmakers across Central PA to meet, network, and build the filmmaking scene that has begun to form in Harrisburg and the surrounding area. Meetings will be every first Thursday of the month.

Add yourself to the Central PA Filmmakers database by filling out the form here.

 June Meetup

When: Thursday, June 1 at 7 PM
Where: Bar 704, 704 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
What:  June’s meet-up will be at Bar 704. There will be a Q&A with local filmmakers – Ty Drew, Kevin Hillman, and Nick Lucier.

7:00pm – grab a drink and network with fellow filmmakers
7:30pm – Q&A

July Meetup

July’s meet-up will be at Zer0day Brewing Co. followed by an Open Screen at Midtown Cinema from 7pm-9pm!
When: Thursday, July 6 at 7pm

Open Screen Details:
Where: Midtown Cinema 250 Reily St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
When: Thursday, July 6 at 9 PM – 11 PM

Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2016: Our first meeting consisted of 30 people of various levels of experience, all excited about filmmaking. We went around and introduced ourselves, and talked about what we’d like to see from the following meetups.Talk focused on: more filmmaking competitions (48-hour, Vidjam, etc.), getting monthly or quarterly screenings started, and how to keep momentum going.

January 6, 2017: Our second meeting, at about 22 people. Part of the meetup was spent breaking into groups according to interest — those interested in gear, post production, producing, and directing. The first Open Screen was announced, and the desire for a general casting call and a monthly short-making group were discussed.

February 2, 2017: We had a really great Q&A session with Dana Sink, Jonny Orlando, Megan Myers, and Zack Moser, filmmakers from our midst.

Updated Meeting Minutes Coming Soon!


If you are working on a current project and would like it listed here, contact Sammi at

Films by Central PA Filmmakers Meetup Members



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