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Hofstra Students Selected for National Film Festival Program

Film students from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication have been invited to attend the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium this summer, a highly competitive program hosted by one of the nation’s most respected and popular film festivals.

The symposium admits only 50 students from universities around the country, and this year, three are from Hofstra:  graduating senior Dylan DeMarko, rising sophomore Muhammad Muzammal, and rising senior Desmond Jackson,  all Film Studies and Production majors in the Department of Radio, Television, Film.

“These are among our best and brightest students, and having been a participant myself, I know how life-changing this experience can be,” said Rodney Hill, assistant professor of film, who attended the symposium as a graduate student in the 1990s.

The students will follow an intensive schedule of screenings over four days, as well as attend exclusive sessions with top filmmakers and actors; past participants have included Errol Morris, David Fincher, Danny Boyle, Alexander Payne, Laura Linney, Tilda Swinton,  Alejandro González Iñárritu, Diablo Cody, Wayne Wang, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

The symposium, now in its 26th year, will be held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2014 in Telluride, Colorado.



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