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Archive for November 2011

Professor and Documentary Filmmaker Brett Ingram Joins Keynote Panel for MCA-I Media Pro Camp

Documentary Filmmaker Brett Ingram Joins Keynote Panel for

MCA-I Media Pro Camp

Sponsored by Panasonic

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, animator and UNC-Greensboro media studies professor, Brett Ingram, joins NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett in a keynote panel discussion on filmmaking in North Carolina at the MCA-I Media Pro Camp on December 6 at SAS in Cary. Ingram’s documentaries and animated films have screened at more than 150 festivals worldwide, winning thirty awards collectively, and have been aired by the Sundance Channel and PBS. His first feature documentary,Monster Road, won numerous awards including “Best Documentary” at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival. The Media Pro Camp dinner keynote presentation will be followed by what industry professionals enjoy most – talking about the ups and downs of the business. These engaging and dynamic break-out sessions team up producers, writers, editors, directors, photographers, technicians, musicians, graphic artists and actors to discuss various aspects of media communications. Open and participatory, the content is guaranteed to be right on target because participants choose the topics! The event culminates with a “What’s Hot, What’s Not: Eye on the Industry” overview by event sponsor Panasonic. We hope to see you there!


This event is Free for MCA-I members and $5 for guests. (Yes, just 5 bucks!)

Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

SAS, Cary, NC

Visit http://www.sas.com/contact/map.html for map and driving directions


Pre-registration by December 5 at 5:00pm is required to attend, so reserve your space now!

RSVP to Melanie Raskin at MMRReadme@bellsouth.net.



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November 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Posted in News & Events

“Nite Lite” a film by MFA candidate Mariah Dunn wins award at the 6th Annual Carrboro Film Festival

“Nite Lite” (Dir. Mariah Dunn) won a Kay Kyser Award for Best Student Film at the Carborro Film Festival on Nov. 20th 2011.

Carrboro Film Festival Kay Kyser Awards, are individually crafted by Carrboro sculptor Mike Roig. The awards are made entirely from recycled materials, primarily from right here in Carrboro. Every year brings new awards, and each piece is a little different.



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November 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Posted in News & Events

Dr. Emily Edwards publishes a script and storyboard in Press 53, Prime Numbers Magazine

Dr. Emily Edwards published a script and storyboard, “Art Critic,” in Press 53, Prime Numbers Magazine, issue 13, October 19, 2011.

Click here to view the full script and storyboard.

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November 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Posted in News & Events

Dr. Geoffery Baym co-edited the February issue of the journal Popular Communication:The International Journal of Media and Culture

Dr. Geoffrey Baym has co-edited (along with Jeffrey P. Jones from Old Dominion University) a special double issue of the journal Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture.  The issue focuses on news parody and political satire programs (like The Daily Show) from all over the world.  The collection features essays about parody shows from 13 different countries, as diverse as the US and the UK, to Italy, Iran, and India.  The journal will be in print in February.

For more information click here.

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November 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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“Molossia: Nation in the Desert” takes home an award from the Utopia Film Festival

Grad student Kevin Wells came home from the Utopia Film Festival with the Ellie Award for originality (in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt) for his film “Molossia: Nation in the Desert”.

Molossia: Nation in the Desert (Dir. Kevin Wells) is a documentary revealing the inner workings of the Republic of Molossia, a 1.3 acre micronation located within the state of Nevada, through the eyes of His Excellency Kevin Baugh.”


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November 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Two UNCG films will be featured in the Carrboro Film Festival November 20th




Grad students Adrienne Ostberg (A New Life) and Mariah Dunn (Nite Lite) will screen their 1st year practicum films this month at the Carrboro Film Festival on Sunday Nov. 20th.

The idea behind the Carrboro Film Festival is to promote local area shorts films that are twenty minutes or less. The first year, the response was incredible, with nearly 100 entires. From those, a day filled with fabulous films was created, and that tradition has continued over the years.

The Carrboro Film Festival screens the best short films this area has to offer, and in 2011 the Festival continues to grow and thrive, as we expand statewide, screening the best of ALL of North Carolina short films this year.

The Carrboro Film Festival is Sunday, November 20, 2011  from 1 – 7 pm in Century Hall at the Carrboro Century Center

Adults $7 – Kids 10 and under $3

Come and enjoy a wonderful variety of great short films by North Carolina filmmakers and vote for your favorite films to win an award!

There is a free after-party at Open Eye Cafe!

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November 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm