Call for Entries – Private Screening Returns to the Cleveland Museum of Art

Tri-C Digital Cinema Group seeks student-produced entries in all genres in the format of experimental or documentary for “Beyond the Story: Private Screening Returns to the Museum.” We kindly request each submission be under 8 minutes in length. All Tri-C students and recent alumni are encouraged to participate.
In order to submit your video to “Beyond the Story: Private Screening Returns to the Museum,” please complete this form by Friday, November 10th, 2017. This event will be held on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at the Cleveland Museum of Art and is free and open to the public. Private Screening is a volunteer-run student festival presented by the Digital Cinema Group, a Tri-C Metro Student Organization.

Submissions are now being accepted for presentation by the Tri-C’s Digital Cinema Group at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

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Call for Entries – Private Screening Returns to the Cleveland Museum of Art

Tri-C students see themselves and their stories reflected on the silver screen

The Digital Cinema Group (DCG) leadership represented at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

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From left to right:Monica Hill (MARS Graduate, exhibiting filmmaker), Olivia Villaseñior (DCG President, exhibiting filmmaker), Jack Parker (DCG, Vice President), Erahlea Haidet (MARS major), Litho Freeman (MARS major, exhibiting filmmaker)

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Clockwise from left: Crystle Paynther Collins (Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival), Aman Almeida (Jazz Studies Major, composer, Never Give Up), MARS Professor Miriam Bennett, (DCG faculty mentor, exhibiting filmmaker), Rajah Morales (RAT student, rapper, actor Never Give Up), Lionel Morales (Theatre student, rapper, actor Never Give Up), Kanchi Nayaka (singer, Never Give Up), Carrington Collins (actor, Never Give Up), Ruth Nunes (actor, Never Give Up)

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Markee outside the Shaker Square Cinemas

Tri-C students see themselves and their stories reflected on the silver screen!

Several short films, and a few features produced by current Tri-C Media Arts and Filmmaking students enjoyed festival premiere showings at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival in Shaker Square Cinemas this week.

In addition to film student films, “Monique from 12-2”, “Simply an Sandwich” and “Albert Bellamy,” the metro campus video “Never Give Up” screened on Tuesday afternoon followed by a talkback with the students, some professional producers and the festival audience.

MARS student, Litho Freeman’s film “Albert Bellamy” featured an original score by Jazz Studies student Claire Mulvany. Their collaboration was the result of the film and music residency and master classes of Terence Blanchard.

MARS graduate, Monica Reneé Hill, who appeared in Olivia Villaseñior’s film, “Monique from 12-2” had this to say:  “I had a great experience today at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (#gcuff). I got a chance to see some of my old friends, my favorite prof, and other talented artists. It was awesome to see myself on the big screen for the first time publicly. #grateful #blessed #tric #marsfamily WE ARE FILMMAKERS 💖��””

Professor of Media Arts and Filmmaking, Miriam Bennett, noted, “We received wonderful, positive feedback from the attendees and the festival’s executive director, Donna Dabbs who invited us to look at creating a mini student filmmaker conference for the 2018 festival. I look forward to working with her and our student organization, The Digital Cinema Group, to make that happen. The Digital Cinema Group president and Vice President were on hand to represent the student organization to the festival as well. The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival provides a great way for MARS students and Creative Arts Students to connect to community advocates and professional mentors in their discipline. As a teacher, I see a public film festival premiere as one of those turning points in a student’s academic career where their realize that their stories not only matter but are valued and worth working to share in the form of art.”

 

Tri-C students see themselves and their stories reflected on the silver screen

Media Arts and Filmmaking Private Screening Recap

Trailer for Private Screening 2015 from Miriam Bennett on Vimeo.

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The Tri-C Private Screening is an annual event showcasing the talent of emerging media creators within Tri-C. The 12th Annual Private Screening was held on May 1, 2015 in the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at Metro Campus. Below are highlights from the event:

Trailer for Private Screening 2015: https://vimeo.com/126333990

Pictured below: 2015 Private Screening Judges and Awards


Pictured below: freeze fame of Occupied, directed by Mike Austin, winner of the Purple-Films award at Tri-C Private Screening 2015
with Cullum Anderws, Michael Austin and Galen Marten at Private Screening 12th Annual Student Showcase.

Pictured below: freeze frame from the Jury Award Winning film, Proud. Directed by Ian Kroyer. — at Tri-C Private Screening 2015.

Pictured below: freeze frame from Game Over, directed by Thaddeus Tucker, winner of the Tri-C Private Screening 2015 Audience Choice Award,
2nd runner up for the Jury Prize — with Thaddeus Tucker and Bradley Marquise Penman at Tri-C Private Screening 2015

Pictured below: freeze frame from How Beautiful, Directed by Joseph Zitt, winner for the Moving Studio Productions award,
2nd runner up for the Jury Prize. — at Tri-C Private Screening 2015.

For more images and information on the event, follow the Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-C-Private-Screening-2015/243863569034522?sk=photos_stream

Also, Congrats to the Media Arts and Filmmaking Class of 2015! There were more graduates from Media Arts and Filmmaking at Tri-C (MARS/VCDV) this Spring than in any previous semester. Best of luck Class of 2015!

Media Arts and Filmmaking Private Screening Recap

In the Know with Adrian Fabian

afRT:What brings you to Cuyahoga Community College?

AF:I really wanted to take my love of film to the next level. It’s one thing being a film buff but actually knowing what goes on behind the scenes changes the whole movie viewing experience. It’s like learning how to do a magic trick.
RT:How has becoming a filmmaker impacted your way of life?

AF:It really changed the way I watch films and approach them. I now know how much work filmmakers go through and it truly is something I want to be a part of. It’s a great feeling knowing what you want to do with your life.

RT:What part of your education at Cuyahoga Community College means the most to you?

AF:The ability to be creative and express myself. The thing I really like about Tri-C is the fact that they don’t hold your hand. They let you be creative and let you figure out what you like about film while guiding you along the way. It’s overall been a great experience.
RT:What is the title and genre of your upcoming film?

AF:My upcoming film is called Yellow and it is a thriller/horror that is in the vein of the Italian sub-genre the Giallo. Some of the films that were inspiration where Deep Red and Suspiria.

RT:As you were making this film what were some of the obstacles you faced as a director/producer?
AF:Overall there weren’t many issues with the film. I had an amazing crew and my cinematographer Sam knew exactly what I wanted and executed it perfectly. Acting was an obstacle at first and getting natural performances but in the end it turned out great.
RT:In 60 seconds give me a rundown on what the film is about?

AF:Yellow is about a group of friends with a dark secret that has come back to haunt them. One of the friends is picking them off one by one and they don’t know who.
RT:When making films do you happen to draw from personal experience?

AF:I feel like a part of me is in the film but I think influence from the movies I like have more of an impact.
RT:What would you say to other filmmakers and new Media arts and VC&D/VCDV students to know as they go further into the degree?

AF:If this is something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life and you live and breathe movies pursue it and don’t let anything hold you back.

RT:What made you come to Cuyahoga Community College rather than going to any other college or university?

AF:I like the small class sizes because it makes it more personal. Also I like how hands on it is.

In the Know with Adrian Fabian

Tri-C Private Screening is May 1st!

This Friday! May 1st! Come see the latest short films from students at the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. The show will be preceded by the popular Annual Media Arts Potluck dinner from 4:30 – 6pm and film screenings will begin at 6:30pm. Come grab something to eat and then join us for the evening.

As a special addition, graduating Media Arts students will be exhibiting their portfolios in the BlackBox from 5-6pm. So come eat, meet up with old friends and new, see what Tri-C filmmakers have been up to!

We are very pleased to have some amazing judges and special awards to announce this year as well. As is our tradition, all awards are announced and presented immediately following the screening that same evening.

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Tri-C Private Screening is May 1st!

Tri-C Student Production Office at CIFF

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This year, once again, Tri-C students and some Media Arts and Filmmaking Alumni created a media hub on site at the Cleveland International Film Festival where exhibiting filmmakers sat down with students to discuss their films and some of the stories behind them.

Check out all the interviews from CIFF 39 at clevelandfilmtalk.org

Tri-C Student Production Office at CIFF