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Professor Matt Barr Guest at Le Festival des Pecheurs du Monde

Media Studies professor Matt Barr, the director of the documentary “Wild Caught,” will be the guest of Le Festival des Pecheurs du Monde, in Lorient, Brittany, France on March 26. The film is about the decline of fishing in the Eastern North Carolina town of Sneads Ferry. “Wild Caught” was finished in 2006, and after a long line of screenings, film festivals, and political advocacy, he will be meeting with artisanal fisherman from around the world at the only festival in the world dedicated to films about commercial fishermen.


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February 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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UNCG 2011 Graduate Grayson Johnson’s Film Wins Award

A 2011 graduate of UNCG’s MFA program, Grayson Johnson’s film, “Raftbag,” has won the award for Best Feature Comedy at the DIY Film Festival. The film is an offbeat comedy which takes place over a weekend in Paducah, Kentucky. Unexplainable coincidences happen to the two main characters, who in turn appear unaffected by the strange world around them until a girl comes to town.

The film festival for Do It Yourself Filmmakers is now in it’s 9th year.

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February 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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Professor Geoffrey Baym to Give Talk

Dr. Baym, author of the award-winning book “From Cronkite to Colbert,” will be giving a talk on “The Critical Need for Media Literacy, or, What Educators Love The Daily Show.” Happening on Wednesday, February 23, this will be a discussion on the importance of media literacy in the university and beyond.

February 23 at 4:00pm
Claxton Room, Elliott University Center

Free and open to the public

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February 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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Carolina Film and Video Festival

The Carolina Film & Video Festival, the oldest student-run film festival in North Carolina, takes place once a year at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Its goal is to bring the UNCG and Greensboro communities great films not otherwise available. To meet these goals, their program includes animated, narrative, documentary, and experimental films ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours in length.

The schedule of films for this year’s festival is up!

Feb 24-27, 2011


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February 10, 2011 at 4:24 am

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Chris Kelly & Greg Pendergrass on Panel

This Friday MST 499 will have a panel discussion on the radio business. Chris Kelly (a UNCG alumnus and one half of the “Chris and Chris” morning team on Rock 92) will talk about on-air work. Greg Pendergrass (a UNCG alumnus and sales manager for Entercom owner of 102 JAMZ, WQMG, and the Wolf) will talk about the business side. Other guests are still not yet confirmed, but possible. The class will meet in Carmichael 02 (the small studio) at 1 PM. Other interested majors and minors are invited to attend.

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February 9, 2011 at 1:34 am

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“Pariah” will screen at Sundance

Vince Gonzalez, who is a graduate of our MFA program, worked on the film “Pariah,” which will be screening opening night at Sundance in a few weeks.

It was a humble film shot in Brooklyn about a teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

We’re all very proud of the film and would love your support. Here are the links for more information. Every conceivable way to connect to & support the film is below:








ENTER YOUR ZIP CODE to bring Pariah to YOUR theater:

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February 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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The entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at 6:30 on the evenings of March 24 and 25. Judging will be based upon criteria that will include, but not be limited to, concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, and writing.

You are eligible if you:
1. Create a short film about sustainability (shorter than 10 mins)
2. Turn it (and form) in to Sarah Dorsey by February 25, 2011

The winners will be announced at a celebratory reception on the 25th. Prizes will be awarded to winners! ($500, $300, $200 or equipment of equivalent value)

2011 – SECOND ANNUAL – UNCG Sustainability Shorts Competition Rules:

1. Entries must clearly address the theme of environmental sustainability.
2. Winners must be present on March 25th to claim prizes.
3. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.
4. Short films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Contestants must obtain all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in their entries. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees that the UNCG Sustainability Committee will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
5. The UNCG Sustainability Committee reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their short film is original and s/he holds all rights. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period (30 days) or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
6. Films must not exceed ten minutes in length.
7. All entries must be submitted on DVD.
8. All entries must be accompanied by a complete application form – see sustain.uncg.edu (???)
9. All entries must be submitted by 5pm on February 25, 2011 to Sarah Dorsey – Music Library, campus
10. Prizes are not negotiable or transferable. The decisions of the judges are final.
11. By entering the competition, entrants agree to these rules.

If you have questions about these rules, contact Sarah Dorsey, 336.334.5610 or (sbdorsey@uncg.edu – put Sustainability Shorts in the subject line)

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February 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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