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Archive for February 2012

Creativity Lunch hosted by The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts

The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts “Creativity Lunch”- Lunch and workshop for Carolina Film and Video Festival

Thu, February 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
CCWA 127 McIver Street
 –enrollment limited

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February 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Posted in News & Events

Two UNCG films to show at the Carolina Film and Video Festival

MFA candidates Brandi Berry and Kevin Wells will screen their first year practicum films at CFVF next weekend.

“MASTER, Overseer, slave” (Dir. Brandi Berry)  is an experimental film that explores the duality of scenic beauty that is haunted by disturbing truths. Using the structure of slavery as a vehicle, these images hope to remind the viewer that no matter how beautiful the landscape, ugly things have happened here. For some viewers these images may spark deeper thoughts about people living among us today that suffer while we take in the beauty of their world. All over the world, in the past and present exist the irony of beauty and human suffering.




“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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February 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

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MFA Alum Thomas Clayton wins BEA Award for his Screenplay “The Passion of the Heretic”

Thomas Clayton’s (MFA class of 2011) screenplay, “The Passion of the Heretic” has won a third place award in the student scriptwriting competition of the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. Over 1,600 professors, students and media professionals are currently individual members and approximately 275 college and university departments and schools are institutional members.

“The Passion of the Heretic” is a feature length screenplay which covers the life of Michael Servetus, a writer, editor, doctor, and theologian in the sisteenth century. Hounded throughout his adult life by Catholics and Protestants alike, he was burned at the stake by Calvinist Protestants in 1553 for advocating a more simple and compassionate Christianity.

The screenplay, along with supporting writings, is available in book form at www.theservetusproject.org. a few copies of the first edition, first printing are still available. Additional information on Michael Servetus is available at http://www.miguelservet.org/ and http://www.servetus.org/.

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February 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Alumni News

2012 CFVF Schedule of Events

Evening screenings – $3 for UNCG students, $6 for the general public
Festival passes – $8 for UNCG students, $15 for the general public
Purchase tickets at UNCG Box Office, Elliott University Center (EUC) or call (336) 334-4849.

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February 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Posted in News & Events