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UW-Stout will be well-represented at the Chippewa Valley Film Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire.
Six of the 20 films chosen for the festival — out of more than 900 submissions — are by UW-Stout students. Submissions came from local, regional and international filmmakers.
This year’s event will showcase films that are 20 minutes or less. The UW-Stout students and their films are:
- Tyler Anderson, of Medford, “Sleep Walk”
- Madeline Dooher, of Osseo, Minn., “Color Blind”
- Augustus Hinton, of La Crosse, “The Empress Tree”
- Tony Pha, of Elk Mound, “Adamas”
- Rachel Verdeja, of Somerset, “Proximity”
- Sara Westman, of Racine, “You”
The students are entertainment design majors.
Five of them were enrolled in the Summer Cinema Intensive program in 2015 at UW-Stout, with two of the chosen films created during that time.
The emcee for the festival will be UW-Stout Associate Professor Kevin Pontuti. He is director of the entertainment design undergraduate program, which has a concentration in digital cinema. Pontuti also directs Summer Cinema Intensive.
The festival will include two film presentation sessions and a question-and-answer with filmmakers in-between. Afterward, attendees can visit with the filmmakers.
The festival organizer is Mitchel Spencer, a former UW-Stout professor.
Tickets are on sale at the theater or online. Doors open at 6 p.m.