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.
The program will feature the winning submissions for films and videos in three categories: narrative and documentary, experimental, and animation. Awards will be given to the best film in each category from all submissions. A special award, the Tom Woodruff Jr. Grand Jury Prize, will be awarded to the best submission by a Lycoming College student. Woodruff, a Williamsport native and Academy Award winner, is a special effects artist and actor who has worked on films such as “Terminator” and “Aliens.” The awards will be announced at the screening.
Because seating is limited, tickets are required and will be available for free at the Student Program Office in the Wertz building, 3rd floor, located on College Place. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call Donna Weaver regarding ticket availability at 570-321-4118.
“The high-quality of the films made the selection process difficult and I commend the creativity and thought-provoking themes of all who submitted work,” said Leah Peterson, associate professor of digital media and department chair at Lycoming College who organizes the festival. “We encourage everyone to join us for the entertaining evening provided by these emerging filmmakers.”
Images from the films to be shown at the event.
All films have a running time of less than 12 minutes. More than 35 undergraduate students from Pennsylvania schools from around the state submitted work. Students from Lycoming College, The Pennsylvania State University, Point Park University, and Temple University were invited to screen their films at the festival this year.
Films being screened (in no particular order):
Christopher Frank, “Grand Theft,” Point Park University
Ryan Bender, “Young Lady You’re Scaring Me, Music by Ron Gallo,” Temple University
Olivia Nazzaro, “Funky Florence,” Lycoming College
Michael Competiello, “Outdoor Ice,” Lycoming College
Timothy Vasey, “Needed,” Lycoming College
Emily Rupe, “Born Out of This,” Lycoming College
Jennifer Carmody, “Goodnight Moon,” Lycoming College
Brynn Antaran, “ERODE,” Temple University
Shane Patrick Robinson, “They Need Us,” The Penn State University
Chris Murray, “Roselyn,” Temple University
AJ McGarvey, “Tossed,” Point Park University
Submissions for the festival were juried by Leah Bedrosian Peterson, associate professor of digital media communication; Jim Dougherty, manager of instructional technology at Penn College; and Ceaphas Stubbs, assistant professor of photography.