Student short films shown at Gish

By Marissa Stambol Student filmmakers rarely get a chance to show their work on the big screen, so this weekend’s Film and Media Festival provided them a good opportunity to have their work seen. The University Film Organization and BG Reel hosted its annual Film and Media Festival in the Gish Theater. More than 50 short films were submitted in a variety of categories and were judged by four professional filmmakers. Friday night the festival began with screenings of Narrative Drama and Narrative Horror films. The next day the films shown were under the categories of Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video and Animation. Sunday night marked the end of the festival with an awards ceremony, where the Narrative Drama “Lost in the Brush,” directed by junior Tim Leifheit, won both Best Narrative Drama and Best in Show. Leifheit said he was not expecting to win such a big award at this year’s festival. It felt “like lightning,” he said. “This was 100 percent unexpected.” He said the film, which was a World War II action film, was something he has wanted to make since high school when he first saw “Saving Private Ryan.” Read the full article here:

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