Love film? Why not plan to be among the first to see new work from up-and-coming filmmakers on April 13 at Cinergy, the 10th annual student film festival, from Trinity Western University’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC).
Film students from SAMC’s Media + Communication program have fused their artistry and education to create the short films screening on campus in the Northwest Auditorium.
An assortment of genres — from comedy and drama to documentary and experimental — are represented in the festival’s lineup, with something for every film lover.
Romantic comedy fans will enjoy Emet, the story of a person living with obsessive compulsive disorder who needs to learn to let go and love.
Breakage, an experimental film, reveals the beauty of entropy and things falling apart. Igloo is a coming-of-age story about an immigrant girl’s first day of school.
The ubiquitous selfie is featured in a film comprised of submitted footage from around the world. The group of students behind the Jidori Motion Selfie Challenge (Jidori means “to take a photo of yourself” in Japanese) aims to highlight the beauty and diversity found in people and places.
“The Cinergy student film festival is the result of a pressure cooker, real-world model of filmmaking where students have to produce, write, shoot, direct, edit, and market their films within a tight budget and a ‘drop dead’ time limit,” said Kevin Schut, chair of the SAMC Media + Communication department. “That they can pull off quality films within these limits is a testament to their talent and work ethic.”
Festival-goers will vote for the Audience Favourite Award, with other awards adjudicated by professionals from Vancouver’s film and TV industry.
Cinergy is presented as part of SAMC’s Festival of the Arts, Media + Culture with support from Flying Horse Design Studio.
It takes place on Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Auditorium (TWU). Admission by donation ($2 suggested).