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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.

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March 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

The Department of Media Studies at UNCG Presents: Twelve Short Student Documentary Films

Please join us for a screening of sublime graduate and undergraduate films on subjects ranging from homegrown space programs to small town music festivals, from cross country adventures fueled by biodiesel to explorations of body image.

Wednesday December 14th at 7:30 pm

Carousel Luxury Cinemas

1305 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Admission free and open to the public


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December 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Media Studies Departmental Show December 9th

The Media Studies Departmental Show

Friday December 9th beginning at 7:00pm

Elliot University Center Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Come see a variety of films completed this semester in both our undergraduate and graduate courses. There is a wide array of films ranging from experimental films to short animations.


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December 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

“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

Three UNCG films to screen at the Cucolorus Film Festival Nov. 10th-13th

UNCG will be represented at the Cucolorus Film Festival by 3 films; Dr. Michael Frierson’s experimental film Camroulette, Mariah Dunn’s experimental film, Nite Lite,  and Adrienne Ostberg’s short documentary, A New Life.

Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by a filmmaking collective called TwinkleDoon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at a restaurant by the Cape Fear River. These days Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November in historic Wilmington, NC screening over 100 independent and international films in venues like the majestic and recently restored Thalian Hall as well as City Stage Theater and Jengo’s Playhouse. In 2009 MovieMaker Magazine recognized it as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” and by the Brooks Institute as one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals”

Camroulette (Dir. Dr. Michael Frierson) is an 7 minute experimental film built from iterated, symmetrical rotations of a mundane moment, accompanied by the sound of that sea shell you used to hold up to your ear.

Nite Lite (Dir. Mariah Dunn) is an experimental film that takes you on an unexpected journey into the night.

A New Life-(Dir. Adrienne Ostberg) A New Leash on Life is a program at the minimum security prison in Winston Salem which pairs inmates with puppies from the Humane Society. Over the course of 2 months, these dogs live at the prison, the inmates train and socialize them, and the men learn to receive the unconditional love from an animal in return.

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October 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm