The wait is over. On April 24, Salt Lake Community College welcomes an awards ceremony for the 7th Annual Student Film Festival, an event hosted by the SLCC Student Association (SLCCSA) celebrating student film work.
“We had 39 films submitted this year,” says Fine Arts and Lectures Vice President Katelyn Prawitt. “We have had so much talent submitted into our festival this year, and I suspect that it will just keep getting better. “
A lot of time and effort has gone into this year’s submissions. Student filmmakers, whether they be film majors or not, are able to submit their work under any of six categories, which include drama, music video, documentary, comedy, commercial and action.
With such a wide variety of genres, students new to filmmaking and veterans alike will be able to find their inner Tarantino or Spielberg and bring it to the surface in a showcase for all to partake.
While the submission deadline for this year’s film festival has past, Prawitt offers some words of advice for those hoping to showcase their work in next year’s fest.
“All of the films must be within a PG-13 rating,” says Prawitt.
Students should be aware that the film festival is a family friendly environment when considering their filming choices. That being said, maybe Tarantino isn’t the best individual to model after.
“I think with movie or film you have to keep your audience in mind,” says Prawitt. “Filmmakers do that with the story line.”
The award ceremony will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the South City Campus and will begin at 6:30 p.m. First, second and third place awards will be given in each of the categories, as well awards for the overall winners.
Student filmmakers who submitted their films can pick up reserved tickets at the South City Campus Student Life and Leadership office.
Tickets to the awards ceremony are free to all students, staff and faculty, and can be picked up at the information desk at either of the South City, Taylorsville or Jordan campuses.
“Please come join us and celebrate the amazing filmmaking SLCC students have to offer,” says Prawitt.
This year’s film festival entries can be viewed online at slccfilmfestival.blogspot.com.