Cinefest 2010: A Night of Film

Submitted by Genevieve Bleidner '13 on May 5, 2010

April 30, 2010 marked this year’s annual Cinefest here at Fairfield University. The night – a presentation and awards ceremony for the short films produced by Fairfield film students that began at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight – was sponsored by the New Media, Film, Television, and Radio Program and held at the Quick Center. The theatre was full to capacity for a reason; the films were produced by students full of talent and promise, and they did not disappoint.

The night began with an opening presentation, and each film was followed by interviews from the associated director(s). The films ranged from high action mini-movies with incredible special affects (including a hired helicopter in one), to animated shorts and documentaries. One movie was made using stop-motion and handmade puppets. Each movie, whether the length was 1 minute or 20 minutes, showcased the talent of the students who worked so hard to make their films work. Countless hours, real dedication, and highly creative talent were poured into these films, and it showed.

Following the viewing came a chance for audience members to place their vote for their favorite film, resulting in an awards ceremony. The event – a wonderful presentation of some of the best pieces of film ever produced by Fairfield students – was highly popular and gave the Fairfield community a chance to relax and appreciate the student dedication behind such amazing works of film.

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