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4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival Concludes with Awards

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.

Festival Award Winners:
  • “The Smith of Pepin County” – Joseph Miller – Minneapolis College
    Best Editing
    Audience Choice
  • “Dead Living” – Tristan Crawford – MCAD
    Best Sound
  • “The Void” – Tristan Crawford – MCAD
    Best Director
  • “Field Trip” – Mariah Murphy – Metropolitan State University
    Best Screenplay
  • “Ee” – Nancy Yang – Augsburg University
    Best Animation
  • “The Grind” – Kobe Markworth – Augsburg University
    Best Narrative
  • “Voyeur” – Camryn Smith – MCAD
    Best Experimental
  • “Feasting the Ancestors” – Chava Rey – Minneapolis College
    Responsible Filmmaking
    Audience Choice
  • “The Life of Lefty, Rolando Ramos” – Josh Englert – Century College
    Best Cinematography
    Best Documentary
    Best of Show
Program for the 2022 Intercollegiate Film Festival

TCFF to Support the Intercollegiate Film Festival

The Twin Cities Film Fest demonstrated an extension of their partnership with Augsburg’s Film and New Media programs Saturday evening with exciting news for festival winners.

“Best of Show” was granted an automatic spot in the festival’s short program happening in October.  Winners in several other categories were granted a free submission to the festival and an industry membership to the organization. The Twin Cities Film Fest is celebrating its 10th year supporting film and filmmakers in the Twin Cities.

Executive Director Jaitin Setia made the announcement to eager students, friends, and families to kick-off the screening. Also present, was Josh Dahlman, shorts programmer of the Twin Cities Film Fest, who served as a guest judge for this years Intercollegiate Festival.

For a complete list of the festival, winners check out our post “Intercollegiate Film Festival 2019 – Winners Announced“.


Intercollegiate Film Festival 2019 – Winners Announced!

Film Festival LogoDespite our technical difficulties, the Intercollegiate Film Festival delivered in a big way. This year’s festival received nearly 60 entries.  Seven colleges were represented in the festival.
Entrants were judged on technical, creative, and aesthetic elements.  David J. Buchanan and Josh Dahlman served as our guest judges.
Augsburg very own Lucia Davila served as our MC and a special guest from the Twin Cities Film Festival shared some exciting news with attendees (see our post TCFF to Support the Intercollegiate Film Festival). We are so proud to have the Twin Cities Festival as a partner and we look forward to celebrating their 10th Anniversary all year long, especially during the TCFF in the Fall.


Best of Show “#GAYBOY2019” by Noah Causey, University of MN

Best Narrative “Cycle” by Winston Heckt, Augsburg University

Best Documentary “On Writing” by Alya Ansari, Macalester College

Best Experimental “#GAYBOY2019” by Noah Causey, University of MN

Best Animation “The Silent Enemy” by Karina Kafka, Augsburg University

Best Screenplay “Fuck Public Restrooms” by Benjamin Kreibich, MCTC

Best Direction “Spies!” by Winston Heckt, Augsburg University

Best Sound “Amusement” by Joel Myers, Augsburg University

Best Cinematography “Call-in” by Ethan Vander Broek and Curtis Craven, MCAD

Best Editing “Call-in” by Ethan Vander Broek and Curtis Craven, MCAD

Responsible Filmmaking “It Was Just Love” by Anna Albitz, University of Minnesota

Audience Choice “Spirit of the Rubix” by Ezra Bebop, Augsburg University

The submission deadline for next year’s fest will be April 1st.  The festival will be held on Saturday, April 18th.  Visit FilmFreeway for more information.

Intercollegiate Film Festival

Film Festival LogoAugsburg University welcomes undergraduate students from around Minnesota to the annual Intercollegiate Film Festival.

The festival recognizes the work of student filmmakers and writers as part of an interconnected statewide film community. The festival provides networking opportunities and juried merit awards of distinction. The festival is organized by Augsburg University film scholars and juried by professors and industry professionals.

Entry Fee: $5.00 (free for Augsburg students with waiver code)
Submission Deadline: April 1st.

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