Student Film Competition Selections
The third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival continues its special student filmmaker section, celebrating excellence in the field of socially conscious cultural production. Eight student films that examine a range of human rights issues from domestic violence, immigration, sexual assault, identity, and war will screen:
Juror’s First Place: Paris, Mauricio Jauregui
In this interlaced story of past and present, Paris, a young drummer who uses music as her drive, is sexually assaulted at a college party. As she recovers memory of the event in the past, she goes to an abortion clinic in the present. Through her story we see the pain and strength in Paris’ life and decisions.
Juror’s Second Place: Blue, Maryam Farahzadi
Blue is a short film about the struggle of being different in a society of people who discriminate against her.
Badlands Bloom, Atiyeh Hess
The Bird Painter, David Eisenstadt
Domestic Violence PSA, Gillian Copeland
Grit, Blake Sepe
Mija, Sophia Stills
Unspoken, Blake Sepe
Thursday, April 5 2018