|The Redstone Film Festival, BU’s annual student showcase of undergraduate and graduate films will take place tonight at the Tsai Performance Center. After several rounds of judging, seven films made it to Wednesday’s presentation, three of which will be awarded cash prizes and the prestige of winning.
“These students have poured so much of themselves into this,” said Scott Thompson, a BU Assistant Professor in Screenwriting and also the Redstone Film Festival Coordinator. “To be a part of helping them get exposure to their work is exciting.”
Thompson said this year the Festival chose the winners from a pool of approximately 35 entries, about half of which were chosen to be screened by this year’s panel of judges, who are industry professionals. This year’s judges were Peter Keough, Film Editor for The Boston Phoenix, Laura Bernieri, Producer/Director at Tin Can Films, and Kurt Fendt, the Research Director for Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Although they chose the winners back in January, they will be announced at the end of tonight’s presentation.
“What they (students) bring to the table is their passion and their voice and I think they do rather well,” Thompson said.
The seven films that will show tonight are (in no particular order):
“Picnicking Through Purgatory (and Other Things To Do At Night)” directed by Ryan Molony
“Modern Alchemy” directed by Patrick Johnson
“All Day Yeah” directed by Charlie Anderson
“Shoebox Redhead” directed by Matthew Lawrence
“Death Whish” directed by Atanas Bakalov
“Exhibit A” directed by Erik Scanlon
“Leftovers” directed by Josh Brown