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Film and Video Arts News


Williamsport’s only international film festival to screen student films

Lycoming College today announced its lineup for the 14th annual Onscreen Film and Video Festival. Admission is free and open to the public, and attendees should RSVP at http://evite.me/Au7tY3zHHx. The Sept. 30 screening begins promptly at 7 p.m. at the AMC Classic 11 in Williamsport, Pa.

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Lycoming film department welcomes industry pros for open discussion

Lycoming College’s film and video arts department recently welcomed four panelists to a discussion as part of is visiting filmmaker and artist series. The virtual event provided students with an opportunity to hear first-hand about these industry professionals’ experiences, ask questions, and listen to the advice of seasoned experts.

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Lycoming announces the Student Film and Video Festival

The Film and Video Arts Program at Lycoming College is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 14th year of the OnScreen Film and Video Festival (formerly called the Pennsylvania College Student Film and Video Festival).

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Film students participate in virtual discussion with industry pro

Students enrolled in Lycoming College’s Film and Video Production class had the opportunity this fall to learn from and network with film industry professional, Cecilia Alvarenga. Film and video arts courses introduce students to digital filmmaking and cover topics such as the principles, techniques, and fundamentals of filmmaking including script writing, pre-production, production, and post-production. The virtual meeting with Alvarenga helped to put into context some of what FVA classes studied throughout the fall semester.

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Senior film screening presented online this year

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the Lycoming College Senior Film Festival has been moved to a virtual environment. Senior film and video arts majors final works will be available through May 5 at: https://vimeo.com/410713674.

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Lycoming students to intern at Cannes Film Festival 2020

After the close of the Spring semester, three Lycoming College students will travel to the French Riviera to work as interns at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France. All three have been accepted into The American Pavilion’s Cannes Film Festival Student Program and will gain hands-on experience at one of the most renowned film festivals in the world as Film & Business Program interns from May 10-24.

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Professor’s film continues to garner accolades on international stage

A film by Leah Bedrosian Peterson, associate professor of film and video arts, and chair of the communications department at Lycoming College, has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious fifth annual Armenians in Film at Lincoln Center: 6 Short Films by Armenian Filmmakers, in New York City. A screening of the film, “Under the Walnut Tree,” and a panel discussion, sponsored and juried by the AGBU Performing Arts Committee, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/121662.html.

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Award winning art writer and poet to lecture at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s film and video arts program will sponsor guest speaker Anne Lesley Selcer with a talk on her award-winning book, “Sun Cycle,” and other recent works, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An art writer and poet, Selcer is currently on tour promoting her book of poetry, “Sun Cycle.” The book – released just last month – was recently named the winner of the First Poetry Book Award published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College to present 2019 Pennsylvania College Student Film and Video Festival

The Film and Video Arts program in the Department of Communication at Lycoming College, along with the College's Art Department, will host the 13th Pennsylvania College Student Film and Video Festival on Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at the AMC Classic 11 in Williamsport, Pa. The screening is free and open to the public. Tickets are limited and those wishing to attend the festival must RSVP at http://evite.me/WdktQhQm3P.

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Film and Video Arts Senior Films Hit the Big Screen

Lycoming College is pleased to present the Film and Video Arts Senior Film Screening at the AMC Classic Williamsport 11, 300 W. Fourth St., on April 18, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

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Senior video installations featured at Lycoming College Digital Media Gallery

Lycoming College’s film and video arts program will present two graduating seniors’ video installations in the Digital Media Gallery on Thursday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m. Light food and drinks will be provided at the opening reception, which is free and open to the public.

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"Under the Walnut Tree" garners international recognition for Lycoming College film professor

Leah Bedrosian Peterson, multi-media artist, associate professor of film and video arts, and chair of the communications department at Lycoming College, received recognition at multiple national film festivals for, “Under the Walnut Tree”, her first stop-motion animation.

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Lycoming College Unveils "Havana Revisited" in Digital Media Gallery

Lycoming College’s Film and Video Arts Program in the Department of Communication is pleased to present “Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage,” a solo exhibition of photography and video by Cathryn Griffith. The exhibition opens Oct. 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the College’s Digital Media Gallery, and is free and open to the public. Any viewings after the opening will be available by appointment only.

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Lycoming College to host 2018 Pennsylvania Film & Video Arts Festival at AMC cinema

The Film and Video Arts program in the Department of Communication at Lycoming College will host the 2018 Pennsylvania College Film & Video Festival on Thursday, Sept. 27 beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the AMC Classic Williamsport 11 cinema. The event will showcase the creative story-telling talents of select up-and-coming artists currently enrolled in post-secondary school in Pennsylvania, including Lycoming College students. This screening is free and open to students, staff, and faculty, as well as the general public, but seating is limited. 

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