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nesa students attend austin film festival and conference

More than a dozen NESA Cinema students made the trip to the Austin Film Festival & Conference this past weekend. The students went with their teacher Konise Millender as part of the Young Filmmakers Program as competitors and observers. The festival runs from Oct. 17- 25, 2012.

Students were treated to a conference full of panels, workshops, film screenings and roundtables. Students spent time speaking to and learning from industry professionals like, Michael Fry ("Over the Hedge"), Scott Burns ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), Barry Josephson ("Enchanted"), and James Franco ("127 Hours") to name a few.

Students will use the valuable information in their own practice as burgeoning filmmakers. NESA cinema students study every aspect of filmmaking from writing to directing. In addition, the students spent Saturday afternoon supporting the results of their hard work. Two of the sixteen Young Filmmaker films (chosen from more than 100 entries) belonged to the group. Students compete for screening spots with other youth from all over the United States.

"Ordinance of Good Men" directed by cinema alum Devin Woodard and "The Strange World of Professor Frogenshtein" directed by Senior Paul Slatton played to a very receptive crowd. The film crews consisted of more than a dozen current and former NESA cinema students.



Posted on October 25, 2012