Second Annual Film Festival showcases quality cinema

Release Date: 
April 10, 2013
2013 Film Festival Categories

Sterling College’s second annual Film Festival is coming up on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Auditorium of Spencer Hall. Like last year, there will
be four categories of film: narrative, twisted trailer, mood piece, and documentary/mockumentary.

Dr. Raymond Anderson, associate professor of communication & media, was pleased with last year’s inaugural edition of the film festival, saying “It went well. We had over 50 people attend. There was a lot of interest and excitement. A lot of students are looking forward to it again.”

Last year’s film festival featured around ten submissions from various students. Dr. Anderson’s vision for having a film festival at SC is a longterm one. It is a vision for something that will still be in place years down the road. Dr. Anderson describes it as something to “become standard for the county and the area where, even though we are in the middle of nowhere, we can show a high level of professionalism and creativity and become known as the small college that can do things, and inspire young filmmakers to do things in all of the categories, even in the more artistic form as well.” He adds, “Regardless of whether I am here or not, we can become known for the film festival.”

Dr. Anderson also envisions the film festival reaching beyond the SC campus and being “not just be for the students but also for the larger community.” In anticipation for this year’s film festival, Dr. Anderson said “It’ll be an interesting one because we have the Producing and Directing Cinema class which will have student scripts, which will be more developed than last year’s.”

“It’ll be a different class of intro level products. It’ll be good to see that diversity,” Dr. Anderson said. “Because we have the larger productions from senior level
productions, it will encourage a larger audience, as well as acto