Collins' documentary invited to film festival

Janice Collins

Janice Collins, assistant professor of journalism in the College of Media, was invited to share her documentary “A Taste of Gullah” at the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival in Venice California in May.

Collins shares the following about her trip:

29 Jun
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Student film accepted by two film festivals

“Grace’s World”, a short film by MACS students Caitlyn Johnson and Jeremy Marder, has been selected for two film festivals, the Feminist Film Festival and Miami Independent Film Festival

As students at the University of Illinois, Caitlyn and Jeremy have collectively produced a short advertisement for a Brown Theater Collective production as well as “Grace’s World”.

03 May
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Growing and Learning at Illinifest

How cool would it be to organize a film festival for college-credit? That’s exactly what the goal is for U of I’s class Media and Cinema Studies 464, aka Illinifest Student Film Festival. The class’ focuses on learning about film festivals throughout the world while also organizing a student-run film festival right on campus. This celebration of student and professional short-filmmaking is open to all genres, themes and categories. This year it received 123 short-film submissions from over 20 countries.

20 Apr
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Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2

Ebertfest

Film fans who want the whole experience of the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 2.

The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event, coming April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatrein Champaign, Ill. Related talks and panel discussions will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Read the full story here.

14 Oct
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