The Radio, Television, Film Department will hold its 18th annual Student Film Festival this Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16, to celebrate undergraduate student work produced during the academic year.
Almost 40 films will be screened, and all were made as part of a film class, said Associate Professor Phil Katzman, who has overseen the festival for 16 years.
Prizes will be awarded to students voted best in categories such as director, screenplay, production design, editing, sound design, and most original design. A Best in Show as well as two runners-up will also be chosen.
“When I started it was some spliced films screened in studio A with 40 folding chairs,” said Prof. Katzman. “We’ve evolved to two evenings in the Student Center Theater with large audiences attending both evenings.”
Admission is free and open to the public.
Graduate students in the Documentary Studies and Production program will also hold a screening of their work this week, which includes several short documentaries by first and second year students as well as two recently completed thesis films.