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Confederation College Rolls Out the Red Carpet for its Annual Film Night

April 8, 2019
Community News
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Film Night

April 8, 2019, THUNDER BAY, ON – This year’s graduating class of Confederation College’s Film Production program will be rolling out the red carpet for the annual Film Night to showcase more than 30 original short films. The films will debut in the College’s Shuniah Building Lecture Theatre (Room 351) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 

The general public is invited to join in for the Film Night. From comedy to drama and fantasy to horror, the eclectic anthology of films will boast CGI wizardry, green screen technology and surround sound at cinema standards. All films were made entirely by students over the last eight months.

Students are looking forward to screening their projects after enjoying their studies in the Film Production program. “I never used a camera before coming to Confederation College, so to be able to film on the Arri Alexa film camera was a really great experience,” says Jacqueline Cooney.

Graeme Hurtubise agrees with Cooney that the excellent education he received at Confederation College has prepared him for a job in the industry. “The Film Production program gives everyone a good base level education and experience with every department of filmmaking,” he said. “Also, everyone who graduates will have made at least three films of their own and worked on anywhere between 20 and 40 films in some capacity.”

Lee Chambers, Film Professor at Confederation College, shared how proud he is of his students.  “Film Night provides the unique opportunity for our students to showcase their work to the community,” he said. “It rewards the students for their hard work and allows the College to celebrate their completion of the Film Production program.”

The Film Night will start with family-friendly features and be followed by more adult dramatic films. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 7:15 p.m. with the screening beginning at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed in support of the Film Production program.

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Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full- and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.

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