The Student Film Festival 2017 Launches on Thursday
The Student Film Festival returns to Union Films this Thursday.
The student-led event is set to begin at 18:00, featuring screenings from the sixteen shortlisted films at the black tie evening.
There are ten awards up for grabs including:
🎬 Best Film
🎬 Audience Award
🎬 Best Director
🎬 Best Editor
🎬 Best Cinematography
🎬 Best Actress
🎬 Best Actor
🎬 Best Music
🎬 Best Sound
🎬 Best Screenplay
The films will be judged by a panel of students and lecturers from the University’s Film Department including: Hollie Geraghty (Film Editor for The Edge), Ben Robins (Film graduate from the University and Co-Founder of the Film Festival), Lucy Mazdon (Head of the University’s Film Studies Department), Corey Schultz, Michael Williams, Beth Carroll and Louis Bayman (Film Studies lecturers).
Twenty-nine entries were submitted overall, ranging from across different genres including action, documentary, music, romance, comedy and even mockumentary at a mazimum of fifteen minutes long per film. The films could be entered by current university students, those who have graduated within the last 2 years or the general public, but only University of Southampton students are eligible for prizes.
The Film Festival’s Head of Operations, Pippa Short, comments, “We are incredibly excited to host this year’s film festival with Union Films. Thanks to the hard work of this year’s film festival committee, our volunteers have put together an event that is sure to be even bigger and better than last year. We cannot wait to showcase the talented filmmakers here at the University, and I wish the best of luck to all of our judges who will have the tricky task of choosing our winners!”
The awards are all sponsored by various societies, including SUSUTv, The Edge, Wessex Films, Surge Radio, Wessex Scene, Union Films, ComedySoc, FilmSoc and the University’s Film Studies department.