February 18, 2013
Dear film lovers, film aficionados, cinephiles, cinema freaks and all others who are drawn to our festival for whatever reason:
Admission to the 2013 film festival was double the previous year's attendance. Approximately 1,000 admissions were counted this year. (One admission is one person entering one film; some people get counted more than once because they come to multiple films.) So many people contributed to making this all-volunteer staff event such a success that I want to call attention to those who spent from a few hours to dozens of hours planning for and then staffing the festival during the seven days it was in progress. First, there is the executive staff of the Film Society, which began planning for the festival and selecting the films last October. The executive staff includes Ashleigh Curp, Alisia Harper, Davis Nixon, Chent Steinbrink, Sam Wilson, Deanna Johnson and Kelsey Shore. The recruiting and supervising of volunteers who took tickets and provided information at the festival was done by Erin Woirol. Deanna Johnson was in charge of on-campus promotion. Darcy Orlik, coordinator of special events for the College of Communication and Fine Arts, provided additional help in promoting the festival, especially off campus. Stephanie Mathson, CMU library faculty, provided ongoing advice for the festival, as she has done for nearly a decade and we hope she will continue doing.
Of course, the festival would not be possible without the financial support and services provided by our co-sponsors, Celebration! Cinema, the CMU College of Communication and Fine Arts, the CMU Libraries, the CMU Office of Institutional Diversity and Pleasant Graphics. In addition, we give special thanks to Java City for selling tickets to the festival films, to Nicole Schakelford for managing our website, to CMU Art Professor Donghwa Kim and the students in her Motion Graphics class and to WCFX and WCZY for their promotional efforts, as well as to CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts for providing the atmosphere in which the annual film festival can thrive (and to Joan McDonald and Michelle Carson in particular for their help with all of the details, without which our films would not have been ordered and would not have found their way to the right locations).
The following also deserve very special recognition for the time and effort they expended taking tickets, providing information and/or running the projection equipment at the festival: Amanda Brancecum, Nicole Campbell, Trista Casasanta, Rudelle (Rudi) Conklin, Jeff Cooper, Ashleigh Curp, Jeffrey Fischer, Kenneth Hildebrand, Kelsey Kolich, Aly Jarosz, Deanna Johnson, Stephanie Mathson, Davis Nixon, Matthew Poindexter, Aaron Schnackenberg, Aaron Strzelewicz, Nick Szpond, Cassie Robison, Caitlin Willson and Erin Woirol.
Although our next festival is not until February of 2014, please do not forget about checking this website. Between now and then we will be posting news about upcoming screenings sponsored by the CMU Film Society and other organizations, as well as updates on planning for next year's festival. If you have any questions, or would like to propose a film (especially one that is your own production and for which you own the rights), please contact me at email@example.com. To get on the list to receive e-mail about next year's festival once details are available, just send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
Director, Central Michigan International Film Festival
Moore Hall 340
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Come join Film Society at Central Michigan University on Thursday, April 19th at 6pm in Moore Hall 101 to watch an inspirational film on the lives of Palestinian olive farmers. Director Aaron Dennis will screen his film People and the Olive with a question and answer session to follow. The Traverse City native director will be available to answer questions regarding his time spent in Palestine with the non-profit organization On the Ground as well as technical questions regarding the film.
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CMIFF 2013 is sponsored and organized by CMU'S School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and the CMU Film Society
- CELEBRATION! CINEMA
- CMU COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS
- CMU LIBRARIES
- CMU OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY
- PLEASANT GRAPHICS, INC.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- CMU Art Professor Donghwa Kim and students of the Motion Graphics class
- Java City
- Nicole Shackelford
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