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Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
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The Provincetown International Film Festival presents Student Shorts Showcase this week in Brookline and Boston.

You can catch the best in new and emerging short student films at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm and Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center in downtown Boston on Friday, October 18 @ 1:15 pm and 3:45 pm. Between the two showings will be a panel discussion (see participants below) that will begin at 2:45 pm.

The Coolidge program comes from the submissions to the the 15th Provincetown International Film Festival, where student film submissions accounted for nearly 20% of the entries received. From post-graduate workshop projects and undergrad thesis films to international animation and the ambitious world premiere from a high school-aged visionary, behold: a program of new student work that aims for illumination and succeeds at captivation.


A still from "I Am Tom Moody," to be screened as part of both student shorts programs this week  

The Emerson program will feature some films from the Coolidge series, but will include a number of different titles as well. From choreography to proctology, reclusive writers to reluctant vampires, these student works encompass a vast range of visionary new work. See and believe, this collection of award winners, audience favorites, and world premieres is sure to inspire - what’s more, receive one free waiver to submit your own film for consideration when you attend this program!

Finishing your film is only the beginning of the process of making your film a success. Getting your film into festivals is often the only way to not only get in front of audiences but also a way to get in front of professionals who can help take your film to the next level. But navigating the film festival circuit can often be confusing, frustrating, and expensive. This panel serves to demystify the process.

Join festival directors, programmers, and filmmakers as we discuss methodologies, best practices and the strategy of getting your film out of your studio and into the festival circuit. The panel will take place following the first screening at Emerson College, Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room, on Friday, Oct 18th. at 2:45PM.


A still from "Wannabe," to be screened as part of the Student Shorts Showcase as part of the Friday program  

The panelists are:

James A. Nadeau is the Executive Director of the Boston LGBT Film Festival, the third oldest continuously operating film festival dedicated to LGBT Cinema. He is also a lecturer on film in the Literature Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. James will moderate the panel.

Matthew Nash is Associate Professor of Photography at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. He is an artist, writer, publisher and director of the award-winning documentary "16 Photographs At Ohrdruf."

Anna Feder has been working with film festivals in various capacities for over a decade. Currently, she is a programmer at the BostonLGBT, Another Hole in the Head and SFIndie film festivals. Previous to this, she served as associate director of the Northampton Independent Film Festival and was the director of the Boston Underground Film Festival for seven years.

Jeannie Simms is a Professor in the Photography and Graduate programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Jared Earley is the Shorts Programmer/Programming Manager - Provincetown International Film Festival

The Details:

Thu., Oct. 17th, Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA) @ 7:00pm
Admission: $10 / $5 with student ID

Fri., Oct. 18th, Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center (Boston, MA) @ 1:00pm and 3:45 pm. Panel Discussion at 2:45pm.

Admission: FREE, and followed by Pizza Networking Party at Salvatore’s Restaurant - 5:15PM to 7PM - 545 Washington Street.

For more details and a list of the titles to be shown, the Provincetown Film Festival website.


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