The 4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival took place on Saturday, April 2nd in Science Hall 123. The newly renovated space served as an excellent event location with upgraded seating and projection. A modest crowd was able to hear from guest filmmaker Raven Johnson, view cinematic work from students around the state, take in awards, and stop by the photo wall for pics.
Johnson shared her short film “Tween” and talked about her path to becoming a filmmaker. Johnson told students to take advantage of the equipment schools provide and to work together. Johnson also talked about working with actors, her connection to Minnesota, and the importance of meaningful representation.
This year work representing five area colleges made it into the festival. Augsburg University, Century College, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Minneapolis College. A total of 14 short films and screenplays were selected.
Augsburg students Nancy Yang, Kobe Markworth, and Max Helmueller we included in the line-up. Nancy Yang was awarded Best Animation for her short film “Ee”, Kobe Markworth took home “Best Narrative” for his film “The Grind”. “The Life of Lefty, Rolando Ramos” by Josh Englert of Century College was the big winner, earning Best Cinematography, Best Documentary, and Best of Show. Best of Show will screen at the Twin Cities Film Festival in October.
- “The Smith of Pepin County” – Joseph Miller – Minneapolis College
- “Dead Living” – Tristan Crawford – MCAD
- “The Void” – Tristan Crawford – MCAD
- “Field Trip” – Mariah Murphy – Metropolitan State University
- “Ee” – Nancy Yang – Augsburg University
- “The Grind” – Kobe Markworth – Augsburg University
- “Voyeur” – Camryn Smith – MCAD
- “Feasting the Ancestors” – Chava Rey – Minneapolis College
- “The Life of Lefty, Rolando Ramos” – Josh Englert – Century College
Best of Show