Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Annual student film fest begins Friday at Centenary College

The Louisiana Film Festival: Student Division is back. Watch some highlights of this year's entries in the above clip reel (11 MB).

On Friday and Saturday at Centenary’s Kilpatrick Auditorium, filmmakers in grades K-12 will screen their work, claim their share of $1,500 in cash prizes, and workshop with guest filmmaker Tom Putnam.

Admission is free. Thirty-two original short films are on the program, as well as Putnam’s 11-minute dark comedy “Tom Hits His Head.” The flick has done well on the festival circuit. Putman also directed "The Hottie and the Nottie." (Can't win 'em all, I take it.)

The film festival is a good place for young filmmakers to both connect with like-minds and discover what their peers can do.

Questions? Call RFC’s Will Bryant at (318) 422-7713.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, April 4
3-3:30 p.m.: check-in and registration
3:30 p.m.: screening session 1, narrative/drama
4:30 p.m.: screening session 2, animation/experimental
5 p.m.: dinner break
6 p.m.: “Tom Hits His Head” screening with guest filmmaker Tom Putnam

Saturday, April 5
9:30 a.m.: check-in and registration
10 a.m.: screening session 3, narrative/drama cont.
11 a.m.: workshop with guest filmmaker Tom Putnam
12:30 p.m.: lunch break
1:30 p.m.: screening session 4, elementary/middle school
3 p.m.: screening session 5, director’s showcase
4 p.m.: screening session 6, documentary
5 p.m.: awards ceremony (more than $1,500 in prizes)

VIDEO AND PHOTO: courtesy Robinson Film Center.


Kathryn Usher said...

The reel clip rocks!

Alexandyr Kent said...

Thanks! You know what's better? I had absolutely nothing to do with its existence. Credit that to Will Bryant, RFC's education man.