4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival – April 2

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Like film? Join us for the 4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival, Saturday, April 2nd in Science 123. Doors open at 6 pm. The event is free.

The festival features films from students around the state. Filmmaker Raven Johnson will join us for a Q&A prior to the screening. Following the screening, there will be an awards presentation.

Raven Johnson is an award-winning, Liberian-American filmmaker. Originally from Minnesota, Raven is a MFA graduate from NYU Tisch Graduate Film, a 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist at the Anderson Center at Tower View, and a 2019 resident of Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation Residence in Paris. In 2017, Raven was named one of AT&T’s Emerging Filmmakers for her short film, Tween, which also won the Student Choice Award at the 41st Cleveland International Festival and had its international premiere in 2018’s BFI London Film Festival. Her latest short film, The Trucker, recently had its World Premiere at the 2021 Palm Springs Shortfest. Raven is currently developing her first feature film, RUBY: PORTRAIT OF A BLACK TEEN LIVING IN AN AMERICAN SUBURB which takes place during the 2020 summer of Covid-19 and racial justice protests after the murder of George Floyd.

Excellence Awards are given to work that demonstrate creative, technical, aesthetic, and/or otherwise cinematic strength. ‘Best of Show’ will be programmed at the Twin Cities Film Festival Oct. 20th-29th. Be sure to check-out other TCFF events and happenings, including their educational events at https://twincitiesfilmfest.org/. Our festival will actually replay on TCFF Streams for anyone who misses it!