ATLANTA—The School of Film, Media and Theatre congratulates students Donovan Stanley, Taylor Dudley, Joshua Cleveland and Bethlehame Dasalegn on being selected to have their student films screened at the 2018 Cannes and Tribeca film festivals.
Stanley and Dudley’s collaborative short film TOGETHER will screen at Cannes. A film about the harmony of human interconnection, this film was one of hundreds submitted and selected from Georgia State University. Visit TOGETHER to view this film.
Cleveland, Stanley and Dasalegn’s collaborative short The Heart of the Krump is a documentary that explores the negative stigmas about the dance movement, known as Krumping, to reveal the higher levels of human communication through the art form. This film competed in the Tribeca Campus Docs category for Documentary Films. Visit The Heart of the Krump to view this film.
This opportunity was no small feat as they were a part of the Campus Movie Fest (CMF) competition. CMF is the world’s largest student film festival, with more than one million students at colleges and universities worldwide getting the chance to tell their stories through film. Students had one week, January 31-February 6, to make the best possible film under five minutes in length. The CMF tour staff provided training, support, and equipment including a laptop loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud, a Panasonic LUMIX HD camera and Sennheiser sound gear.
Campus Movie Fest was founded in 2001 by four then-students at Emory University. Over the last 15 years, CMF has grown to give more than one million students access to all of the equipment and training they need to make a five-minute film in one week, including Apple laptops loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud, Panasonic HD Cameras, state-of-the-art sound equipment from Sennheiser, and external hard drives—all for free.
Students at over 30 participating colleges and universities compete, with each school hosting its own red-carpet finale event to showcase its top films. The best of the best move on to the Campus Movie Fest Grand Finale, a jam-packed weekend dedicated to celebrating the creativity of young filmmakers around the globe. Awards are presented for overall Best Picture, Best Director, Best Story, and – for the first time ever – Best Sound, along with many other special CMF Golden Tripod Awards.