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Top student films to screen at [STARTFEST] ‘13
posted Jun 4, 2013 - 2:26:57pm
Where can Florida high school and college students learn from a head camera operator for CSI, an MTV music video producer, or a director with CBS News?
Student Art Festival [STARTFEST] bridges the gap between young, aspiring filmmakers, and leading industry professionals. “It’s the first film festival specifically designed for students,” says Kyle Snavely, President of [STARTFEST] and former video production teacher. “From my years teaching at both the high school and college level, I realized there needed to be a place where students can compete against their peers, AND receive valuable, constructive feedback from people who know what it takes to be successful in this industry.”
“It’s very encouraging to young filmmakers,” explains Amelia Langston, a Senior TV Production student at Oviedo High School. “Not only is it just for students, but we get the opportunity to have our films viewed by professionals. That’s unheard of in most film fests.”
Amelia, along with over 100 other high school and college students from across the state, submitted films to be evaluated and scored by current film, video and broadcast professionals. The top 26 films with the highest scores will be shown at the inaugural [STARTFEST] ‘13 at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and $8 for groups of eight or more. For more information, go to studentartfestival.org.
Student Art Festival Inc., a Florida nonprofit organization, was founded in January, 2012 to provide high school and college students with education, exhibition and recognition in the arts.
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