“Breaking Dead” Student Film Festival Next Week

By Reid Barbier

This year’s Student Film Festival is set to be the biggest in recent memory, and is sure to offer a great night of entertainment for all film lovers. The festival will be split into two days, with the first being on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theater and the second will be May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building on campus.

“We have already received an astounding 32 entries this year,” said Chazlyn Lovely, organizer of the event and current film student. “I think that’s a record.” Lovely added that she has never seen such an outpouring of creativity for the festival before.

There will be five categories of films shown at the festival: Trailers/Promotional/Other, Music Videos, Drama, Comedy, and Documentaries. The organizers wanted to represent a broad range of student interests, from projects completed in class to those done outside of school. There will also be a number of capstone projects represented for viewing.

The theme of this year’s festival will be “Breaking Dead,” a combination of the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. While the entries won’t necessarily reflect this, the theme is meant to emphasize those shows’ good writing and intricate storylines, as well as “the increasing shift in quality toward television from traditional film,” according to Lovely.

There will be an after party following the second day of the festival at the Schneider Museum of Art. The festival also has a Facebook page and a Twitter account for those looking for more information.

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