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Date: May 16, 2007
Hofstra Students Compete in Film Festival for $6,000 in Industry Awards
29 student films to be featured May 17-18
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra film students will compete this week in the annual Hofstra Student Film Festival for $6,000 in industry awards from Kodak, Avid, Fuji, Final Draft, The Lab-Moving Image, Du-All Camera, Gotham Sound, Nice Shoes, TCI, and Tiffen Filters. All 29 films were produced in conjunction with film classes at the University’s School of Communication.
The festival will be held in the Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, north campus, at 7 p.m. each night. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
“Although most of the films are narrative, we also have experimental and documentary films this year. It's an exciting mix of films in a continuously growing film program,” said Prof. Phil Katzman, faculty advisor for the film festival.
The festival may be a viewing pleasure for audience members, but it is a competition for the student filmmakers. Awards will be handed out Friday night at the conclusion of the screenings for Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Best Cinematography and Lighting, Best Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Director.
The judges for the competition are:
Sabine Hoffman: A feature film editor.
Richard Press: An award winning screenwriter and Director.
Fellipe Barbosa: An award winning filmmaker.
Student films for Hofstra Student Film Festival:
Andy McCarthy Jellybeans
Michael Cascio The Wingman
Molly Wedgwood A Tale of Two Towers
RJ Carey Brothers of the American Revolution
Patrick J. Germain Remembering Home
Matthew Krebaum Dangerous Times
Doug Snodderly Timeless
Jake Geiger Kitten Found
Jackson Lorentz Killer Tacos
John Miller Mia
Chris Hall The Sound and the Serpent
Nichloas DeWitt Untitled
Kristine Bogan The Blow Job
Scott Bennett Like Brothers
Robert Chett Hoffman Ode to a Mustache
Michael Barnwell Finding Little Dancer
Jonathan LaPearl The Pawn Shop
Jake Geiger The Sands
Kate Chappell Beeble High
Megan Allison The Curious Lives of Bottom Dwellers
Bruno Guarana A Day in Your Life
Alex Buono The Buffoon
Jennee Gropper Father Figures
Matthew Needleman Auras
Hal Cramer Magic Legs
Dan Longfellow Sugercoated
J Hanna A Very Corporate Christmas
Miranda Thomas Stars Out
For more information on the Student Film Festival visit Hofstra’s website at www.hofstra.edu.
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