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STEVIE U 72 2020

Stevenson University's FMI Club once again has planned its annual Stevie U 72 Film Festival, screening the movies made during this 72-hour filmmaking event on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 7pm (screening link here, or click on the image, above). Sponsored and presented by Canon USA, this event is open to all. 

From 12pm on Friday, November 6, through 12pm on Monday, November 9, participating students, working in small, socially distanced crews, will make, following COVID-19 safety guidelines, short films that they write, produce, direct and edit after receiving the restrictions of genre and other elements at the Friday start. Once the festival closes, our three participating judges––Stevenson University President Eliot Hirshman, Spring 2020 FMI Artist-in-Residence Capella Fahoome, and FMI alumnus DJ Carmon (Class of 2017)––will watch the movies and choose their Top 3, which will each receive donated prizes from our sponsor, Canon. At the end of the screening on Friday, November 13, the virtual audience will then vote on their favorite, which will also receive a prize.

See you on the 13th!

[poster, above, designed by FMI junior Hazen Batock.]

On Friday, November 9, Film and Moving Image Students in the NBS/FMI Club organized and presented a showcase of 9 short films made as part of the third annual Stevie U 72, a 72-hour film festival in which students, working in teams, have three days to write, shoot and edit movies. Each group has the same set of challenges, but a different genre. Stevenson's President Elliot Hirshman was one of three judges. The other two were Samuel Tressler IV (Class of 2008) and Jolie East-Miji (Class of 2013). The festival was sponsored by Canon. The videos can be seen on our Vimeo page.

The winners, who each won cash prizes of different amounts, along with various Canon-donated items, were as follows:  

1st:    Distaste for the Structure (Andrew Boone, Brian Brown and Lauren Scott) 

2nd:   Resonance (Laura Boellner, Alexis Harris and Deja Ingram) 

3rd:    The Search for Sound (Tyler Albizo, Bryan Auman, Nick Hawdon and Camden Praisner) 

Audience Award: Chesstern (Evan Bowen, Max Collins, and Greg Leonard) 

The first annual FMIs – an adaptation of our previous FMI/MAP-sponsored Stevenson Film Festival – took place in the Rockland Banquet Room on the evening of Saturday, April 21, 2018. Over 20 student films screened, with awards – including Best Picture, best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress – announced at the end of the event. The awards jury consisted of outside professionals, recruited by the NBS-FMI club, which organized the event. Well-attended and beautifully orchestrated, the ceremony was a grand testimony to the skills and efforts of our Stevenson FMI students.

The evening's winners were as follows:

  • Best Picture: Beneath the Rain
  • Best Actress: Keeley Nichols
  • Best Actor: Rodney Mitchell
  • Best Director: Kevin Pullias
  • Best Editor: Dylan Borcherding
  • Best Cinematography: Brad Kinckner
  • Best Narrative: Zoe Maliszewskyj

[Pictured above, left to right: FMI winners Kevin Pullias, Dylan Borcherding, Rodney Mitchell, Brad Kinckner, Zoe Maliszewskyj. Photo by FMI sophomore Mark Perry]

 
 
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