Oscar Dreams Inspire Young Filmmakers

by Press Release-Rutgers-Camden | Mar 3, 2006
Oscar Dreams Inspire Young Filmmakers Oscar may roll out the red carpet for Hollywood's hottest stars on Sunday, but next month is when young aspiring filmmakers from South Jersey get their chance in the spotlight.

On Saturday, April 8, the New Century Cinema Film Festival at Rutgers University-Camden will premiere films from high school and college students during a daylong event that is open to the public.

"The spirit of the festival is to attract work from students in the area to create and foster a filmmaking community. We have a number of colleges in the area with excellent film and video making programs and many of the high schools now have courses that teach filmmaking," says Robert Emmons, senior program coordinator at the Rutgers-Camden Honors College, where he teaches courses in the school's film studies program.

"A digital video camera and iMovie can allow a student to make short films that have a sheen and professionalism that was not possible ten years ago," he continues.

The New Century Cinema Film Festival will take place in the Gordon Theater, located within the Fine Arts Complex on the Rutgers-Camden campus. Statues will be awarded to applicants for best in festival and audience choice in both high school and college categories. A team of Rutgers-Camden faculty will judge the festival, including Emmons; Allen Woll, a professor of history and director of the film studies program; and Allan Espiritu, an assistant professor of graphic design.

For more information, contact Emmons at (856) 225-6670.

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Author: Press Release-Rutgers-Camden

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