Join Office of Alumni Affairs & Columbia School of the Arts Film Program for a screening of Jury Selects followed by a reception celebrating the Columbia University Film Festival.
Jury Selects Films being screened:
United States, 15 min. Writer/Director: Wes Andre Goodrich, Producer: Patrick Nichols
A southern gothic drama about a young Black Caribbean Immigrant who attempts to assimilate into an all-white church in 1970s Raleigh, North Carolina.
Esperance to Fremantle
Australia, 18 min. Writer/Director: William Turner, Producer: Patrick Nichols
Not having seen his Father since he was an infant, Rob searches for him in Fremantle. Tracking him to a bar, Rob approaches him as a stranger in order to discover who he really is and his reasons for leaving.
Nigeria, 14 min. Writer/Director: Aiman Mimiko, Producer: Kaelo Iyizoba
A young Nigerian boy desecrates his school's Mosque in a bid to connect with his older brother.
Children of Light
United States & South Korea, 20 min. Writer/Director/Producer: Minkyu Kang, Producer: Bofan Zhang
In the 1960s, a Korean boy (16), kidnapped and assaulted at a juvenile center on a remote island, must escape with his rival to survive.
My Independence Day
Chile, 19 min. Writer/Director: Constanza Majluf, Co-Writer: Lucía Aleñar, Producer: Cecilia Otero
CHILE, 1988. MANUELA (7), dreams of winning the "best folkloric dress" contest in the commemoration of Independence Day at school. Meanwhile, her brother GABO (16) takes the risk of protesting in the streets to end the dictatorship.