CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 24, 2011 -- The Fault-Line Film Festival will showcase the creativity and innovation of students through filmmaking during Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 14-19 at Southeast Missouri State University.
During the festival, Southeast student filmmakers and actors are given the chance to spotlight their creative talents by competing for prizes and recognition. Winning films in the Southeast competition will be screened and $4,000 in prizes awarded. This year for the first time, other Missouri colleges and universities were invited to participate in the Fault-Line Film Festival Invitational in an intercollegiate competition.
“Last year’s festival was a great success. The films were creative and really showed the incredible talent we have at Southeast,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, associate dean of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts and director of the River Campus.
The Fault-Line Film Festival will include a variety of activities:
· A film screening of “Pieces of Talent” and a question-and-answer segment with the director is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre.
· Emmy Award-nominated cinematographer Steven Poster, who has worked on such films as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Donnie Darko,” will speak at noon Nov. 16 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Poster is president of the International Cinematographers Guild.
· Winning Southeast entries will be announced and screened at the Fault-Line Film Festival Gala at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre. A People’s Choice Award also will be presented at this red carpet reception. Refreshments will be available and door prizes awarded.
· A film screening for the “Best of Festival” and winning entries from the Fault-Line Film Festival Invitational will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre.
The Fault-Line Film Festival is sponsored by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Mass Media and the Department of Theatre and Dance. For more information and competition guidelines, visit http://www.semo.edu/cie/faultline.htm.