FTVM 236 Art of Film Fourth Biannual Audiovisual Essay Festival
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Angell Hall, Auditorium A
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public 

For the third year in a row, students in FTVM 236 (co-taught by Caryl Flinn and Matthew Solomon) were asked to create a three to five minute audiovisual essay for their final project. Each student’s video made an original argument about one of the films or television episodes screened for the course. The eight best of these works, as chosen by the GSI Team, competed in The Audiovisual Essay Festival at the end of the term. The audience determined the following winners:

Best of Festival: Lia Baldori: "Dance, Ferdinand, Dance"
Best Original Argument: Max Michalsky, “What’s in a Handshake?”
Most Entertaining to Watch: Lia Baldori, “Dance, Ferdinand, Dance”
Best Editing: Sydnie Rigal, “A New Nuclear Family"
Best Use of Text: Sydnie Rigal, “A New Nuclear Family"
Best Sound Mixing and Editing: Aaron Meissner, “Girls a.k.a. Women: Singin’ in the Rain”

Special Commendations
(awarded individually by the guest judges and previous winners, Alexandra Niforos and Alexandra Owens): 
Claire Denton Grenchik, “Sex Appeal and Power”
Aaron Meissner, “Girls a.k.a. Women: Singin’ in the Rain”

Watch Lia Baldori's winning essay, "Dance, Ferdinand, Dance"

Pls Hire US: A 403 Sketch Comedy LIVE Performance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 5:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m (two shows)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00 p.m. 
North Quad, Studio A 
All Three Performances are FREE and Open to the Public 

On December 12th and 13th, 2018, Terri Sarris’ SAC 403 Sketch Comedy class presented “Pls Hire Us,” an original 70-minute sketch comedy show, directed and recorded in front of an audience in the live multi-camera style of “Saturday Night Live.”  The 19 students in the course collaborated on all aspects of the show: writing, producing, directing, editing, and acting in both live and digital short comedy sketches. The live shows, directed by Austen Thomas, were performed before three full capacity audiences in Studio A of North Quad. 

Thanks to FTVM studio staff Rob Hoffman, Rob Gingerich-Jones, and Paul Sutherland, to the entire 403 class, and to the student volunteers who helped to make the show such a success.


Photos courtesy of Sam Goldin

Lightworks Festival 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Angell Hall, Auditorium A 
Free and Open to the Public 

The Lightworks Festival is a showcase of Film, Television, and Media student films. Presented by FTVM's student organization FVSA (Film and Video Student Association), the Lightworks Festival provides a venue for students to present their end-of-term production coursework to classmates, family, and friends.

For a full list of all of this year's Lightworks Festival Winners, please click here