The New Orleans Film Festival, recently featured in Forbes magazine as one of the fastest growing fests in the U.S., is marking its 25th anniversary this week and several DFP students will be part of the celebration.
The Documentary Shorts category will feature two DFP student films: unmappable, co-directed by 3rd year students Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma , and Unconditional, co-directed by Rhonda Chan Soo (MA 2013), Hanna Teachey (MFA 2014), and Kelly McKenna (MFA2014).
Bryan Campbell and Monica Berra will represent the DFP in the festival’s Pitch Perfect competition. Bryan will pitch Looking for Trouble, a film on disaster relief worker Fred Cuny that he is co-directing with Caroline Cuny. Monica will pitch a film that examines Florida’s threatened citrus industry.
Have a great fest guys!
The Amazing Mr. Ash is truly amazing. The short film, directed by first year student Brian Gersten, took home the Audience Choice Award at Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest.
Congratulations to Brian on his first festival win!
The Amazing Mr. Ash, a film directed by first year student Brian Gersten, is headed to the West Coast. The documentary short is following its recent premiere at Chicago Reel Fest with a closing night screening at ARPA International Film Fest. The film will screen on Sunday, November 16 at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Peter Gilbert is man of many talents. He is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, a DFP Professor of Practice, and a producer of independent films. This diverse skill set did not go unnoticed by Newcity Film. The site, which covers movie making in Chicago, recently named Gilbert to its list of top 50 film artists in Chicago.
In putting together its Film 50 2014 list, Newcity was looking for “exemplars of the multi-hyphenate talents… who aren’t juggling multiple careers, but living them as full, admirable, even enviable creative lives.” A very fitting description of Gilbert, who splits his time between Wake Forest and his hometown of Chicago. Gilbert shares top ten honors with Steve James, Bill Murray and Joe Swanberg.
Congratulations to the co-directors of Unconditional on their win at BEA! Rhonda Chan Soo, Kelly McKenna and Hanna Teachey recently took top honors in the documentary division at the Broadcast Education Association District 2 regional conference.