Sep 22, 2016
HSU presents a Filmmaker’s Showcase highlighting films by emerging student filmmakers, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Van Duzer Theatre. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Parking is free on campus on Friday nights.
The Showcase features select student films and videos completed over the last two years, including works by beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. One screening includes the documentary film “Medicine Water,” directed by James Simmons, and featuring the late Jim Tobin (1949-2016) and work on water issues in the city of Arcata. Other featured films have won top awards at the California State University Media Arts Festival—a competition of work from eighteen CSU campuses around the state.
“For the student filmmakers, it’s a great opportunity to have their work shown in public. And it’s a great opportunity for campus and community members to experience this work first hand,” says Ann Alter, Professor of Film in the Department of Theatre, Film, & Dance.
Students have been making film at HSU since the beginning of the Humboldt International Film Festival, which marks its 50th anniversary in the spring semester. Film became a major in 2013 and today’s students work in 16mm and High Definition Digital Video.