1st Annual NOVA Students Film Festival in review:
Family, friends and fans of Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher’s film students got a treat last week when NOVA hosted its first annual Student Film Festival on May 1st 2014.
The festival featured short films, experimental films, music videos, the film that was shot for last year’s 48 Hour film project and a “making of” documentary, all created by NOVA Alexandria film students. The audience got an additional treat with script readings of select scripts written by screenwriting students.
In addition to seeing the results of Professor Lucy’s coursework and club activities, visitors had the chance to engage the student filmmakers in Q&A sessions and hear about their creative process.
Several faculty and staff members attended the event to show their support, and were impressed by the quality and variety of the submissions. It was clear that Professor Lucy’s emphasis on creative collaboration has been taken to heart by her students, who gained valuable, hands-on experience in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, and acting.
Reviewer – Professor Meredith Aquila