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Film and Video Arts News


Lycoming professor’s film nationally recognized at festivals

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. The animated film, which was made in part with funds gifted through a Lycoming College Professional Development Grant, was officially selected for screening at the Atlanta Shortfest, the Florida Animation Festival, and the Austin Spotlight Film Festival. In addition, “Under the Walnut Tree” was chosen as a finalist with onscreen recognition in the DaVinci International Film Festival and as semi-finalist at both Animayo, an Oscar qualifying festival, and the Los Angeles CineFest.

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Lycoming College to present student films at AMC cinema

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 12 beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Call For Entries: Student Film and Video Festival

The Film and Video Arts Department at Lycoming College is pleased to announce the 11th year of its Student Film and Video Festival.

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Lycoming College “Small Works” exhibit explores the dualisms of blue-collar labor

Lycoming College is pleased to present “Small Works,” a solo exhibition of stop motion animations and 2D mixed media by artist Sarah Jenkins. The exhibition opens March 1, 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’s Jason Graff honored by Best Shorts Competition for his film, “Ramona”

Lycoming College senior, Jason Graff, was recently honored by the Best Shorts Competition with an Award of Recognition: Documentary Short (Student) for his film “Ramona.” As a digital media communications and filmmaking major, with a minor in photography, Graff is making waves in the film community, with recognition in festivals all over the world, including the Clifton Film Festival and the Red Corner Festival.

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Submissions being accepted for the 2017 Lycoming College Film Festival

Students currently enrolled at a post-secondary school in Pennsylvania are invited to submit a film or animated work for Lycoming College’s 10th annual Student Film and Video Festival. Submissions are free and due by midnight on June 2.

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Photographer to share rewards and challenges of documenting humanitarian and conflict stories in lecture at Lycoming College

Andrew Stanbridge, a photographer who captures humanitarian, conflict and environmental stories from around the globe, will discuss the rewards and challenges of his profession during a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 24. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the lecture hall in the Fine Arts Center on the Lycoming College campus.

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Lycoming College to showcase artistic variety of student films

Seniors of Lycoming College’s Video and Film Arts program will present more than a dozen short films at a screening on April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

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Award-winning Hollywood special effects creator to speak at Lycoming College

Tom Woodruff Jr. ’80, an actor and special effects creator, will discuss his creative work and Hollywood career during a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on March 20 in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall on the Lycoming College campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Video artist to exhibit at Lycoming College in February

Lycoming College will present the artwork of Daniel Smith in the Digital Media Gallery from Feb. 9 through March 20. The public is welcome to attend a free opening day reception on Feb. 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is in the Communication Building on Basin Street.

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For third year in a row, Lycoming College students earn award from state-wide association

Two Lycoming College students garnered the attention of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers for their work capturing the heart of Williamsport. The pair earned the “JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award” in the liberal arts category from the association in December for community stories they obtained during a summer internship with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

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Artist presents works in a variety of media during Lycoming College exhibit

Lycoming College will present the artwork of Ben Sloat in the Digital Media Gallery from Sept. 22 through Nov. 14. The public is welcome to attend a free opening day reception on Sept. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is in the Mass Communication Building on Basin Street.

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Two Lycoming students earn awards at film festival

Tim Vasey, a senior digital communications major from Lewisburg, Pa., and Emily Rupe, a senior photography and printmaking major from Wrightsville, Pa., took home two of the four awards announced at Lycoming College’s 9th annual Student Film and Video Festival on April 19.

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Winning films to be shown at Student Film and Video Festival hosted by Lycoming College

Winning videos and films of Lycoming College’s 9th annual Student Film and Video Festival will be shown from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on April 19, at the Carmike Cinemas (formerly known at the Digiplex Cinema Center), 300 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, Pa. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College Digital Media students to showcase films April 8

Lycoming College’s Department of Communication is proud to present films by senior digital media majors on April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The film screening will be held at the Carmike Cinema Center (formally the Digiplex) at 300 W. 4th Street in Williamsport, Pa. The screening is free and open to the public.

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