Students receive opportunity to display their work at the first annual CCI Film and Photography Gala

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Do you have a love for photography and film? Kent State provides you an opportunity to show off your work at the first annual College of Communication and Information (CCI) Film and Photography Gala on Friday, March 30.

“Students should enter their work so that they have the opportunity to have their photos and videos shown to the public and people in the entertainment industry,” said David Sadvari, senator of Undergraduate Student Government. “A lot of students don’t have the opportunity to show their work because there aren’t many screening options for them in this area.”

The event will have two separate competitions: photography and film.

The photography exhibition will be a judged screening of the Through Our Eyes exhibit in the FirstEnergy Auditorium Lobby at 5 p.m. in Franklin Hall.  Photos in this exhibit were compiled by students from elementary and basic photography classes, Visual Storytelling, photojournalism and specialty classes, as well as photos taken for student media and personal projects. The images represent the diverse talent of Kent State students and are currently being displayed in the lobby.

The doors for the film competition will open at 6:15 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium. Judging will be based on originality, technical merit, execution and audience appeal. Each film entry should be submitted on an individually-labeled DVD and can be between one and 15 minutes long. Films must have been created in the past two years and free of any copyright infringement.

The first, second and third place winners will receive a prize that will be announced at a later date.

“This will be a networking event where professionals in the industry, faculty from the university and the student producers and photographers have a great chance to get together for an exciting event,” Sadvari said.

A non-refundable flat fee of $15 per person is required to enter the film competition.  All submissions are due to Jennifer Kramer in 131 Moulton Hall (CCI Dean’s Office) by March 26, 2012.   Each entrant must be a current Kent State CCI student.

Important dates to remember:

–          March 26: Submissions are due

–          March 28: Receive notification of acceptance

–          March 30: Film and Photography Gala event day

For more information, visit the College website.

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