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InShort: Student Film Showcase

InShort 2016 Poster

Every year, DU's undergraduate and graduate Film Studies & Production students convene, working with faculty and each other to create original films on a topic of their choice.

Join us on Thursday, June 2, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for our presentation of these student-made short narrative films.

More information about the movies and the Showcase can be found here on our website: Student Showcase: InShort





DU Project F.I.L.M.

Shooting Happy F-ing Valentines Day onsiteMade up of DU alumni and current students, Project F.I.L.M (Film Initiative Linking to Mentors) was created in 2015 by MFJS associate professor Sheila Schroeder to bring together students and mentors in the film production field.

This spring the collective premiered their first short film, Happy F-ing Valentine's Day, at the Longmont Front Range Film Festival.Not only was the film nominated for Best Short Screenplay, but it took home top honors with a Best Film of the Fest Award as well as the Audience Favorite Award.

The film, which was produced, edited, and shot by alumni and students and co-written by Sheila Schroeder, has also received Official Finalist Status from the Houston Comedy Film Festival, the Las Vegas Screenplay Competition, and the American Movie Awards Screenplay Competition, and will be screened at the Lyons Film Festival and the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. 

One Day for DU Logo

Project DU F.I.L.M. is thrilled to announce that they have been selected to be part of the University of Denver's One Day for DU campaign on May 18. As a collaborative mentoring project that brings together faculty, alumni and students to create a short film, your help in furthering the goals of the project is so appreciated. Check out more about One Day for DU here:

Anvil of Freedom award presented to Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-NavarroThe Edward W. & Charlotte A. Estlow Center's Anvil of Freedom Award for outstanding journalism and democracy was presented at DU's 2016 Internationalization Summit in honor of 2016 Morton Margolin Distinguished Lecturer Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, South America correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR)

Garcia-Navarro presented "Parallel Lives: Stories from an Interconnected World" as the keynote speech at the annual Internationalization Summit on April 15, 2016. This year's theme was "Uncommon Intersections: Cultivating Multiple Perspectives at Home and Abroad."

Garcia-Navarro was recognized for her multimedia piece, "Look at This: Rain Forest Was Here," which includes photo and audio coverage of how deforestation in the Amazon rain forest may be linked to Sao Paulo's drought and to worldwide climate change. In this piece, she draws comparisons between Brazil's current rapid deforestation and the 19th century deforestation of the western U.S., which similarly fueled the economic development of a nation.

 A videorecording of the presentation is now available. Watch "Parallel Lives: Stories from an Interconnected World" here

Photos of the event have also been posted to the MFJS flickr site. View photos