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Two MFA Student films were Selected for the RiverRun International Film Festival

The RiverRun International Film Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is a regional event based in Winston-Salem and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 13th annual RiverRun will be held April 13-22, 2012.  During the run of the 10 day Festival, RiverRun creates an inspired environment in downtown Winston-Salem featuring a dynamic combination of talent, film-loving audiences and industry heavyweights.

MFA candidate Adrienne Ostberg’s short documentary “A New Life” featuring a local program in Winston-Salem at a minimum security prison which pairs inmates with puppies from the Humane Society has been chosen as an official selection for the RiverRun International Film Festival.

MFA candidate James Gould’s film “Songs of a Heart” was also selected for the RiverRun International Film Festival. “Songs of a Heart” is a documentary exploring the unlikely relationship between Rev. Daniel W. Jones, his wife Geraldine, and their newly appointed caregiver Annie Bell Ellington.


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March 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

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MFA Candidate Adrienne Ostberg Wins Award at the Canada International Film Festival

“A New Life” (dir. Adrienne Ostberg) won a Royal Reel Award at the 2012 Canada International Film Festival.

The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world. The 2012 Canada International Film Festival will be held March 31st – April 1st, 2012 at the beautiful Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver. This year’s Festival Program will showcase a wide variety of North American and International Feature Films to thought-provoking Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Experimental Films, Student Films, a Screenplay Competition, and more.


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March 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm

“Moon Rock” a film by MFA Alum Debra Sea Wins Award

Debra Sea’s (MFA class of 2011) thesis film, “Moon Rock” won Best Student Film Non Fiction at the Fargo Film Festival.

“Moon Rock” is an experimental film that explores the importance of education, family connections, our curiosity about the world, and the lyrical and poetic nature of a life with science.

The Fargo Film Festival strives to:
• Provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers’ work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870 seat Art Deco Theatre.
• Provide informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers.
• Jury films in categories including Animation, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.

Written by uncgmst

March 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm