Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
22/09/2017

2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Selections Announced

News Image
SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.

Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries.

The 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Official Selections are:

Innovative Use of Entertainment Technology to Engage the Audience in the Story – Animated Short (5 minutes or less)
• 'Attack of the Mothman' by Meg Viola (Ringling College of Art and Design; Sarasota, Florida)
• 'Hope' by Alireza Bidar (Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, Georgia)
• 'KCLOC' by Ninaad Kulkarni (School of Visual Arts; New York)
• 'Tiny Wing' by Wei Li (Academy of Art University; San Francisco, California)
• 'Tom in Couchland' by James Just (Ringling College of Art and Design; Sarasota, Florida)
• 'VERGE' by ChingTien Chu (School of Visual Arts; New York)

Innovative Use of Entertainment Technology to Engage the Audience in the Story – Live-Action Short (5 minutes or less)
• 'Bittersweet Memories' by Stephanie LI Yuqi (Hong Kong Design Institute; Tiu Keng Wan, Hong Kong)
• 'Dunce' by Joshua Walquist (University of Oklahoma; Norman, Oklahoma, US)
• 'Mind Game' by Weisi Dai (School of Visual Arts; New York, US)
• 'Transformation' by Nicolas Medrano (Polytechnic School; Pasadena, California, US)

Innovative Use of Technology in an Experimental Short (3 minutes or less)
• 'AEON' by Derek O'Dell (Chapman University; Orange, California, US)
• 'Jazz Orgie' by Irina Rubina (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg; Ludwigsburg, Germany)

Innovative Use of Mobile Device or Tablet to Convey a Story – Narrative Short
• 'LONDON STRIKE' by Jiranant Kanjanagawin (University of Greenwich; London, UK)
• 'The Great Game of Men' by Le Han (Language Systems International College; Pasadena, California, US)

Innovative Use of Analog Technologies in a Live Action Narrative Short (5 minutes or less)
• 'Frenemy' by Andrew Paul Davis (Chapman University; Orange, California, US)
• 'Home' by Vivian Lau (Emerson College; Boston, Massachusetts, US)

Documentary Short With Technology as the Subject Matter (5 minutes or less)
• 'Baylor VirtuOso Documentary Short on Use of Technology in VR Music Video' by Gustavo Raskowsky (Baylor University; Waco, Texas, US)

Award winners for each category will be announced and presented at the festival. In addition, the Audience Choice Award will be voted on by attendees and presented at the conclusion of the festival.

Seth Hallen, president of HPA, said: "The student filmmakers entered in the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival come from academic programs around the world, presenting us with a truly global creative perspective from the next generation of filmmakers. The vision for the future they have shown us is exciting, and I'm now certain, more than ever, that we are in for amazing things to come. HPA is proud to co-present this outstanding festival and will cheer on all of the filmmakers in October."

Richard Welsh, SMPTE Education vice president and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit, added: "The bar for entry to this year's competition was higher than ever, and we're delighted with the rich array of entries we received from around the world. Each of this year's official selections demonstrates the potential of new entertainment technology as a storytelling tool, and each is a visual testament to the creativity and inventiveness of the newest generation of filmmakers."

Hosted by Howard Lukk, Director of Engineering and Standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, Marketing and Communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place on Monday 23 October at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The event is being held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017).

Tickets to attend the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival are available with SMPTE 2017 registration packages or separately at www.smpte2017.org. Admission to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival is free for students, and a $25 donation to benefit the SMPTE Education Fund is suggested for other attendees.

Image: Andy Cook, Head of Global Education Strategy at Avid, and Anna Dining, 2017 Audience Choice Award Winner.

www.smpte.org

(JP/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

11/12/2017
SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards
The first documents of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite are now available, it has been announced. SMPTE has published the first standards within SMPT
05/12/2017
SMPTE Book To Ship In January 2018
SMPTE has confirmed that its new book – Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science and Technology – is to ship from January 2018. The hardc
30/11/2017
SMPTE Publishes New Report
SMPTE has published a new, 52-page report – Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks – which looks at current and f
24/11/2017
SMPTE Joins #GivingTuesday Movement
SMPTE has announced that it will once again participate in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the coll
15/06/2017
SMPTE Announce Details Of New Webcast
SMPTE has published details of a free webcast it is to host which will explain the basics of the new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for professional
07/06/2017
SMPTE Summer Visit To PHABRIX Announced
PHABRIX is to participate in an event with SMPTE in Thatcham next week, it has been announced. The event, held on Thursday 15 June, will commence with
05/06/2017
Dates Confirmed For SMPTE Australia Section's Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE has confirmed that the SMPTE Australia Section's Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE17) will return to Darling Harbour, from 18 to 21 July. The two-d
14/06/2016
Jury For SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have announced the jurors for this yea
16/04/2015
SMPTE, HPA Call For Student Film Festival Entries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) have issued a call for entries for the SM
31/07/2015
Call For Entries For SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA
15/05/2017
SMPTE Accepting Entries For 2017 Student Film Festival
SMPTE has announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Hosted by SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Alli
16/09/2016
SMPTE-HPA Student Festival Unveils 2016 Official Selections
SMPTE and HPA have announced the Official Selections for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the selected shorts from more than 2
29/01/2016
Entries Sought For 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
The HPA and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festi
23/03/2016
SMPTE Confirms Upcoming Submission Deadlines
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has issued a call for papers for the SMPTE Student Paper Award. It is also accepting ap
21/05/2012
New Direction For 56th Bfi London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today announced two significant changes to its programme sections in advance of the