Full Sail University Students Win at the 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) students, Chris Adams, Joshua Knight and Max Miller, won second place out of 193 entries in the College Feature/Shorts and Documentaries category at the 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival's (PBIFF) Student Showcase of Films. The students won for their work, The Master, a 16mm short which was produced during their Film Production class at Full Sail.

The Palm Beach International Film Festival is one of the few film festivals in the world whose proceeds are channeled into film education

Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) students, Chris Adams, Joshua Knight and Max Miller, won second place out of 193 entries in the College Feature/Shorts and Documentaries category at the 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival's (PBIFF) Student Showcase of Films. The students won for their work, The Master, a 16mm short which was produced during their Film Production class at Full Sail.

The Master, a period piece of the 1930s, was shot entirely on Full Sail's campus using its state-of-the-art soundstages and Hollywood-style Backlot. "The resources that we have available on campus are incredible," said Joshua Knight, Writer and Producer of The Master. "Working alongside Full Sail staff and fellow students made this experience fun and educational."

Adams, Knight and Miller were joined by eighteen other classmates to produce the film during their eight week Film Production class. The student project examines the entire film process from scripting to postproduction in the 16mm film medium. The students became familiar with each of the positions involved in a professional film production through this hands-on experience.

Knight, who will graduate in June from Full Sail's Film Bachelor Degree Program, took the lead on entering the film into the PBIFF Student Showcase of Films in early February. Entries were submitted from numerous Florida Universities and the winners were announced on April 15th at a red carpet awards gala.

"The Palm Beach International Film Festival is one of the few film festivals in the world whose proceeds are channeled into film education," said Dave Franko, Program Director for Film, Full Sail University. "We are all incredibly proud of both our staff and student efforts."

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 180-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

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