7th Annual Student Film Festival
April 12, 2013 | 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday, April 12, marks the 7th Annual Film Festival for Houghton College students. The pre-party, starting at 8 P.M. is located in the Campus Center. The formal event will be from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will showcase student productions. Awards will be presented to students in multiple cinematographic categories. This event is free and open to the public.
This year over 20 films of various lengths have been submitted, which fit into seven categories, which include: animation, comedy, commercial, creating awareness, documentary, drama, and narrative. Awards will be handed out for best direction, best editing, best sound, best actor/actress, best cinematography, and best picture.
“Students who are selected for the Film Fest get the opportunity for their peers to see their talents and hard work on display,” said organizer Amy Coon ’14. She continued, “It’s a great chance to receive feedback on their work and to feel rewarded for their accomplishments.”
This year’s theme for the pre-party is “Blue Hue,” meaning blue will join the black and white instead of the traditional red. The dress will be formal attire.
Over the past 80 decades, the number of festivals has grown into the thousands. While many offer a broad scope of films, many have created a niche for themselves by focusing on a single film-maker, genre, or subject matter. The first film festival, International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art, was held in Venice in 1932 and was premiered with the horror classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931). Since then, festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival have sparked interest on a smaller level.