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47th annual Graphic Design Film Follies to air April 14

Film Follies 2018 poster Credit: design credit: Colleen Witkowski and Mále Reguero All Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The graphic design class of 2018 will present "Film Follies 2018," a series of short films created by graphic design seniors, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in 101 Thomas Building on the University Park campus.

If you are a student in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, you likely have heard of the Film Follies, and you may have noticed the playful animated promotional clips projected on walls, and the bright and flashy posters, but you may not quite understand what this mysterious event is.

“The Graphic Design Film Follies have always been very irreverent, very sassy. It rides lines between funny and provocative,” Rodney Allen Trice, graphic design professor of practice, said to describe the annual student-run film festival.

“It’s a weird event,” said Mále Reguero a graphic design senior and president of the design for the Follies. “The ones who come are excited about it and they leave feeling like ‘wow I had a great time.’ It is at least visually pleasing even if they don’t understand it.”

Reguero added, “Each film has an objective: to make you laugh, to make you think, to have an impact, to educate, to make you excited, to communicate a topic that has been going on in the news. It is a good culmination of what we learned: how to be good communicators.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit To reserve a free ticket, visit


Last Updated April 13, 2018