Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University Presents Free Screening of Best Student Films at the 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFB)

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The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University Presents a Free Screening of Four (4) Outstanding Student Films at the 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFB), Saturday April 22 at The Somerville Theatre located in Davis Square, Somerville MA.

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University Student Showcase is one of the Special Events taking place at the 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFB). On Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 PM, the screening of four (4) outstanding short student films will be presented at The Somerville Theatre located in Davis Square, Somerville MA.

“Now in its fourth year, attendance is anticipated at more than 18,000 Boston-area independent film devotees. The IFF of Boston is one of the most respected and fastest growing film festivals in the country,” said Federico Muchnik, Program Director of Digital Filmmaking at CDIA. Muchnik continued, “The Festival Selection Committee pays a great deal of attention to quality. After reviewing dozens of student films created as class projects from the past 18 months, CDIA sent 13 distinctive films to the IFFB Selection Committee. The Committee picked the following four films as the best, short-form student films for the CDIA Student Showcase screening on Saturday, April 22.”

“Auto da Fe,” directed by Ryan Nelsen and Dan Elsinger is a powerful, black and white homage to the master of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, in a style reminiscent of Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum.

“Dog Days” is an engaging and lyrical film about a couple who raise sheep dogs and can’t seem to part with any of them. Directed by Richard Stack and Yari Wolinsky, this warm and fuzzy documentary displays some very innovative camera work – literally from a dog’s eye point of view.

“Muriel," directed by Kim Romano, is a funny and lewd documentary about a Jewish New Yorker in Key West describing her relationships and quirky take on life.

“Sweet Nothing,” directed by Johannes Miller from a screenplay by Muchnik, is a sex farce complete with characters hiding under beds and slamming doors. The story is an adaptation of a folk tale by the Italian Renaissance writer, Giovanni Boccaccio, best known for his 100 bawdy novellas that make up the 14th century novel, The Decameron.

Although the CDIA Student Showcase is free, tickets are required to gain admittance. Tickets are available on April 22 at The Somerville Theatre prior to the 12:30 PM screening. A question and answer session with the student filmmakers will follow the screening at 1:30 PM.

About CDIA

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University allows students to express their creative vision and turn it into a practical reality. Whether students are looking for a film school, game design school or photography school, CDIA at Boston University offers practical, hands-on, career-oriented training to both novices and seasoned professionals in today’s advanced digital imaging arts. CDIA’s Certificate Programs are led by world-class instructors who are practicing experts in their fields, and backed by the resources and reputation of Boston University’s internationally renowned College of Communication.

CDIA offers two-term (nine months) Certificate Programs in Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, 3D Animation, Graphic and Interactive Design and Recording Arts. Certificate Programs are also offered on a part-time basis during evening hours. Visit http://www.cdiabu.com or call 800-808-CDIA (2342).

About IFFB

Expanding from four days in 2005 to six days, the 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston presents narrative features, documentaries and short films from Wednesday, April 19 through Monday April 24, along with special events, panel discussions and parties at venues around Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville. For more information, a list of films, schedule of show times and events and to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.iffboston.org.

Contact:

Andy Kelley

617-938-3417            

Federico Muchnik

781-209-1700

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