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Student-produced Films to Be Shown

February 16, 2006
By Jenny Oyallon-Koloski ’08

As many as 30 student-produced short films will be shown at DVD Fest 2006 on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 7:10 p.m.

DVD Fest is a student-produced film festival, now in its fifth year. Students are given just four weeks to brainstorm, write, direct, produce and edit their films. The event is coordinated by Michael Moore ’06 and sponsored by the Carleton Macintosh User Group, with help from the College’s Presentation, Events and Production Support (PEPS) department and support from Apple Computer, Inc.

All submitted films will be screened at the premiere and judged by a panel of Carleton alumni, faculty and staff, including cinema and media studies faculty members John Schott and Carol Donelan. The top three films will go on a regional festival in St. Cloud, Minn.

DVD Fest was formerly held in the Concert Hall, but was moved to the Chapel this year because of the event’s increasing popularity: The Chapel seats 900 people, whereas the Concert Hall seats just 500. “We’re going to make the fire marshal happy this year,” says Moore, a senior in international relations from Columbus, Indiana.

The Carleton Macintosh User Group and PEPS department are sponsoring DVD Fest. For more information, including a sneak preview video, see the DVD Fest web site at http://dvdfest.org. You can also view past winning films on the web site. For information about disability accommodations, call the Carleton Chaplain’s office at (507) 646-4003.