July 27, 2006
Int'l Student Film Fest Coming to WUFS
Straight from da release:
International Student Film Festival Debuts At The Webster Film Series
Eight Countries Represented By Student Filmmakers
St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 1, 2006) – The first annual FilmGate International Student Film Festival will showcase a wide range of student films representing eight different countries from Aug. 18-20 at the Winifred-Moore Auditorium on Webster University’s campus. Over thirty short films in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental film will be featured during the three-day festival.
“FilmGate provides a venue for student filmmakers to showcase their talent without being overshadowed by professional filmmakers,” said Festival Director Christopher Abreu. “Unlike most popular films, these works were made uninhibited by studio limitations and mainstream expectations. Therefore, audiences will see and hear exactly what the filmmakers intend.”
Organized by two Webster University students in part with the Webster Film Series, the FilmGate International Student Film Festival curated the program from 120 entries from around the world. The festival serves to expose Midwestern audiences to a collection of international films as well as bring student filmmakers together to share thoughts with one another and the audiences. FilmGate organizers along with a jury of programmers and critics will award the student filmmakers responsible for the top two winning films of each category with donated prizes of production software and DVD films.
Admission is $2.50 for Film Series members and non-Webster students and $4 for the general public, with special 2-day and 3-day passes for increasingly discounted prices. On Fri., Aug. 18, a reception, open to the public, will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by the opening night’s screening at 8:00 p.m. The next evening will feature a different variety of films beginning at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday’s final screening will begin at 2:00 p.m. Visit http://www.filmgateproductions.com for a detailed schedule and further information.