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MFA student in UNCG’s film and video program to screen at River Run

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Andrew Reed, Director

A short film by Andrew Reed, graduating MFA student this spring, was selected to screen at the River Run Film Festival this April.

In his 7-minute narrative short, Old Timer, an elderly man relives his boyhood through a backyard game of wiffle ball with his family.

“We always try to play a game of wiffle ball whenever my extended family gets together, said Reed. “Even my grandpa joins in on the fun. My intention was to capture the childlike joy we all experience in this film.”

The RiverRun International Film Festival , based in Winston-Salem, NC, is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 16th annual RiverRun will be held April 4–13, 2014.

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A scene from Old Timer.

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February 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

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Alum Daniel Stine to Screen Two Films at UNCG

ef0e192fa9f52dcf0bdd7285563864f4On Saturday, March 1 at 8:45 p.m., the Featured Filmmaker of the Carolina Film & Video Festival, UNCG alumnus Daniel Stine, will screen two of his short films, Grape and The Championship Rounds.

Grape is a short filmed in Virginia’s wine country. It’s an official selection of the Charleston International Film Festival. The Championship Rounds is the story of a deaf boxer and single father. The screenings will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker. All proceeds from Saturday’s event will benefit the Dr. John Lee Jellicorse Endowed Scholarship in Media Studies.

The Carolina Film & Video Festival is the oldest student run film festival in North Carolina. For complete schedule, visit: cfvf.uncg.edu.

 

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February 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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Professor Brett Ingram to Screen “Roccaterrania” March 1

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Renaldo Kuhler, subject of Brett Ingram’s “Roccaterrania”

On Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m., UNCG Media Studies Professor and alumnus Brett Ingram presents his feature-length documentary, Roccaterrania. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

Professor Ingram is a Guggenheim Fellow whose work has screened on Sundance Channel and regional PBS.

Roccaterrania profiles artist Renaldo Kuhler, who allowed Professor Ingram into the intricate world Kuhler imagined in stunning detail and illustrated exquisitely through his drawings.

Professor Ingram is now writing a book about Kuhler, who passed away this past summer.

This event is part of the Carolina Film & Video Festival, the oldest student-run film festival in North Carolina. For the complete schedule, visit: cfvf.uncg.edu.

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February 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Esteemed film artist to present at UNCG


UnknownOn Friday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., experimental filmmaker and moving image artist David Gatten (UNCG Class of 1995) will present, “Working with Words: Historical Documents, Systems of Knowledge, Research-as-Studio-Practice and Text-as-Moving Image Art,” at the Elliott University Center Auditorium.

Gatten’s lecture will be illustrated with a selection of his 16mm films. An international critics poll conducted by Cinemascope magazine named Gatten one of the “Fifty Best Filmmakers Under Fifty” alongside Academy Award-nominated directors Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Steven Soderberg, and Quentin Tarantino.

This event is part of the Carolina Film & Video Festival, the oldest student-run film festival in North Carolina. For the complete schedule, visit: cfvf.uncg.edu.

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February 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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For the Love of Cindy

11a8312Cindy Hsieh (MFA Class of 2013) will screen her short film, “For the Love of Food,” during the 2014 Carolina Film & Video Festival (CFVF). A former figure-skater, she is now serving her third internship with the Olympics.

The film is Cindy’s thesis film, and has traveled the festival circuit since she screened it with the graduating class last spring. You won’t want to miss it.

The film will screen at the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the evening of Friday, Feb. 28. For complete schedule, visit: cfvf.uncg.edu.

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February 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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Carolina Film & Video Festival to be held Feb. 26-March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greensboro, NC — The 2014 Carolina Film & Video Festival (CFVF) will be held Feb. 26 – March 1 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, CFVF will showcase the arts through the prism of cinema. Four days of live arts performances will highlight film’s collaborative nature.

For the past 36 years, CFVF has offered the community the opportunity to experience the work of talented filmmakers working in narrative, documentary, animation and experimental genres. Our festival is driven by our passion for storytelling in all its forms. We strive to give filmmakers the chance to connect with audiences and one another.

CFVF 2014 will also feature TED Talks-style presentations by creative artists, social networking, and screenings of independent films by established and emerging directors. We encourage North Carolina filmmakers to submit their original works to the 2014 festival.

For more information about CFVF, visit: cfvf.uncg.edu

For further info, contact: Keith T. Barber at (336) 837-5539 or email: ktbarber@uncg.edu

CFVF: Bringing the arts together

Stated goals of the film festival:

  • To encourage and promote excellence among student and independent and commercial film and video artists in the Carolinas by showcasing their works.
  • To honor independent and commercial films and videos that feature Carolina themes, stories, and locale.
  • To promote commercial film and video production in the Carolinas.
  • To provide programs, workshops, and symposia through which Carolina film and video artists can share their expertise and skills and study with master artists from within and outside the region.
  • To provide networking among Carolina film and video artists and between the artists and potential sources of funding, distribution, and exhibition.
  • To celebrate the arts of film and video by sharing outstanding work with a diverse and sophisticated audience.

 

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February 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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