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Archive for November 2013

“Healing Power of Art” Begins Multi-state Tour

008-chap-film-camp-1The thesis film of 2013 MFA grad Mariah Dunn, The Healing Power of Art, kicks off its festival run Saturday at the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River, Oregon. The film will then be screened at the Loft Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona, the Sun & Sand Film Festival in Biloxi, Mississippi in November, and the Bolderlife Film Festival in Denver, Colorado in early December. Dunn has submitted the film to other festivals, so stay tuned for more dates to come.


Written by uncgmst

November 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Carolina Film & Video Festival Seeking Student Creative Work


Last Year’s Logo

The 36th annual Carolina Film & Video Festival, to be held February 26 through March 1, has issued a call for entries in three contests leading up to the festival. CFVF is holding a contest for the best logo design, a parody of a feature movie or trailer – shot entirely on a cell phone, and the official CFVF trailer. The contests will give students a chance to leave their creative mark on UNCG, as well as to earn all-access passes to the festival.

Email Keith Barber with questions.

CFVF Logo Contest

Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013

We are looking to revamp the logo for the Carolina Film & Video Festival, so we’re holding a contest for Best Logo Design to promote the 2014 Carolina Film & Video Festival, which runs Feb. 26 – March 1 at the Elliott University Center Auditorium.

To Submit: Email document in PDF form to: cfvf2014@gmail.com

The winner will have their design featured on all CFVF promotional materials [posters, flyers, postcards, etc.] The new logo will be projected on the big screen throughout CFVF and the winner will receive an all-access pass to the festival.

1st annual UNCG Cellphone Video Competition

DEADLINE: Jan. 3, 2014


1. Use ONLY CELLPHONES to produce short film.

2. Video run time should be no more than 3 minutes in length.

3. Music/sound effects may be added in editing.

4. NO LICENSED MUSIC (use only royalty-free music)

5. Include title of original feature film in parentheses after title of video – Ex: “The Rawk” (The Rock)

6. Content must be G-RATED (no drug use, pornography, cursing, or illegal behavior)


1. Upload video to YouTube

2. Email YouTube link to: cfvf2014@gmail.comSelect films will be screened throughout the Carolina Film and Video Festival, which will be held at the Elliott University Center Auditorium Feb. 26 — March 1! The winning film will be shown at the CFVF Awards on March 1! (Winners also get to make the “welcome” video for the CFVF Awards with professional equipment!) Filmmakers will receive all-access passes to CFVF 2014.

1st Annual Official CFVF Trailer contest

DEADLINE: Jan. 19, 2014


1. Video run time should 30 seconds to 1:30.

2. Short film can be shot on any device in any format.

3. NO LICENSED MUSIC (use only original or royalty-free music)

4. Content must be G-RATED (no drug use, pornography, cursing, or illegal behavior)

5. The official CFVF logo must be incorporated into the trailer.

6. All genres are acceptable.


1. Upload video to YouTube

2. Email YouTube link to: cfvf2014@gmail.com

The winning entry will be shown throughout CFVF 2014 prior to the start of each feature film and block of short films. Filmmakers will receive all-access passes to CFVF 2014.

Written by uncgmst

November 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Posted in News & Events

Media Studies Professor Engages the Sense of Taste

What better way to balance the study of film than with the study of food? Even better, international food from such exotic locations as Africa, Italy, Spain… and the Carolina Lowcountry.

Media Studies professor Anthony Fragola has helped organize a conference sponsored by UNCG’s Atlantic World Foodways to take place January 30 through February 2, 2014 in Greensboro. Food scholars will present their work and a slate of leading chefs will cook, for an experience that will educate through the exploration of transatlantic foodways. 

Conference information and registration here.

Written by uncgmst

November 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Posted in News & Events