It was a great event that showcases student talent and brings young filmmakers together.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 29, 2016
Robert Morris University Illinois held a screening of the 2016 Chicago Shorts Festival winning entries for a packed house April 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street. Fifteen short films created by students from around the city, country and world were presented in six different categories.
Shelley LaMantia, dean of Professional Arts and director of the State Street Gallery at RMU, was excited by the audience response as well as the great diversity in participation. “I was so happy to hear people express their appreciation, saying it was a great event that showcases student talent and brings young filmmakers together,” she said. “Another said, ‘What a fantastic way for students to express their views on relevant events happening in the world today.’ It has been very gratifying for all of us involved in the Festival.”
Prizes for winners were provided by Robert Morris University, Boston Bureaus Productions and Linespace Chicago Film Studios. Winning films may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/chishortsfest/albums
The following are the winners in their specific categories:
First place: "Madeleine" by Michaela Lovecka, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic.
Second place: "TV" by Jens Ericson, DePaul University, Chicago
Third place: "Blockbuster" by Chaz Bottoms, DePaul University, Chicago
First place: "Fish" by Saman Hosseinpuor, Elmi Karbordi Sanandaj, Tehran, Iran
Second place: "Best Man" by Tomer Wereschson, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Third place: "Entierro" by Alvaro Martin, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
First place: "Novocaine" by Shanice Allen, Columbia College, Chicago
Second Place: "Don’t Forget Me" by Shanice Allen, Columbia College, Chicago
Third Place: "Jackie" by Irene Yang, Columbia College, Chicago
First Place: "Candela" by Maria Clara Dantas, Columbia College, Chicago
Second Place: "The Journey of a Refugee" by Kayla Dutton, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
Third Place: "Road Elegy" by Linnea Langkammer, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
First Place: "The Arrival" by Terrian Williams, DePaul University, Chicago
Second Place: "Inventory" by Joseph Shelleh, Columbia College, Chicago
Third Place: "Rocksteady" in Dimension X by Ryan Tynan, Columbia College, Chicago
People’s Choice Award
"Inventory" by Joseph Shelleh, Columbia College, Chicago
Robert Morris University extends its congratulations to the winners and looks forward to next year's competition.
Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.* The University serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. In all communications, please refer to the university by its full name, Robert Morris University Illinois. For more information, call 800-RMC-5960 or visit the web site at http://www.robertmorris.edu
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