Today marked the conclusion of this year’s College Movie Festival. Our annual celebration/competition of student moviemaking in the Greater Cincinnati area once again featured some very good films from the six participating schools.
As nice as it was to see all the films on the very big screen at the Pierce Point Cinema, I was once again blown away by the quality of work by my students in Electronic Media and Broadcasting at NKU. My students made six movies for the event this year…and five of those were in discussion for the top spot. What makes me happiest is their mix of technical accomplishment in support of story. Every year some very good movies are made for the CMF, and every year the EMB students approach their work with dedication and focus.
While we were not the ultimate winner for Judge’s Choice this year (congratulations to Counterpunch from Cincinnati State for “An Exhibit”) I am once again reminded that my students are award-winners. They are preparing themselves for careers in the media, but also are proving themselves as quality human beings. Seeing them approach and congratulate fellow filmmakers from other schools, talking about their projects, sharing stories - this is why we do the CMF. And that makes me feel like a winner, too,