For the fifth consecutive year, the 2018 Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Film Festival will present a number of inspiring and engaging films created by NOVA students.
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
PLACE: Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room 196, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311|
The NOVA Student Film Festival is a non-competitive showcase of short films open to all NOVA students from all fields of study. Since 2014, the festival has offered students an opportunity to exhibit their work and receive feedback from the public. In previous years, the festival has partnered with other local film festivals including the D.C. Shorts Film Festival, Alexandria Film Festival and Rosebud Film & Video Festival.
Organizer and Cinema Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher said this event will give students the opportunity to show their films to an audience and answer questions from viewers after the film screenings. New this year, a spotlight on a NOVA/GMU Film Studies student co-production on climate change, in a new section called “Films Without Walls.”
Under this new section, the festival will feature films made by students from Ethiopia, China, Cuba, Scotland and Mexico, on this year’s theme: “Climate Change.” For more information on the “Films Without Walls” series, visit their website.
Student films will be accepted in the categories of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental and animation. All films should be submitted by April 6 through the NOVA Film Festival website.