Visions Alumni Film Festival
This year, in addition to its annual celebration of student work, Visions is hosting an Alumni Film Festival to recognize the outstanding achievement in visual media by American University alumni. Visions will accept submissions in the fields of documentary, fiction, and emerging media, to be screened at the Alumni Film Festival. All submissions must be under 10 minutes. The best submitted work will be honored at the Visions Award Ceremony in May.
The Festival will also host workshops, panels, and a reception as an opportunity for current students to network with alumni and for alumni to share their experiences in various fields of media with current students.
The festival will take place on April 12, 2014 in the Forman Theater in the School of Communication’s new home, the McKinley Building. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Krystala Skordalos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Freelancing: The How To’s (Workshop)
Alumni Presenter: Brandon Bloch, Independent Filmmaker
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Maintaining Relationships With Other AU Alumni (Panel)
Moderator: Krystala Skordalos, Festival Director and Current MA Film & Video Student
Alumni Panelists: Brandon Bloch, Independent Filmmaker; Irene Magafan, Natural History Filmmaker; Kayt Jonsson, Multimedia Production Specialist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Alumni in Various Fields of Media (Panel)
Moderator: Russell Williams, Oscar Award Winning SOC Faculty Member and AU Alumnus
Alumni Panelists: Justin Schauble, Executive Producer, New District Media; Mary Kate (MK) McKenna, Mary Kate McKenna Photography, Maura Ugarte, Documentary Filmmaker & Professor at Catholic University of America; Michelle Handleman, Producer, NASA Goddard Office of Communication; Tangela Richardson, National Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration’s Office of Communication External Affairs
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 – 8:15 p.m. – Screenings of Submissions