2010 Highlander Film Festival Almost Here

Article also in Tartan

Radford on Camera (ROC-TV), a media organization run by students will be hosting the Highlander Film Festival for the second year in a row.

With last year being the first time students ran the festival, ROC-TV ran into some troubles, as is the case with anyone trying something out for the first time.

“I felt last year was ok but could have been better. Some of the films weren’t able to play and we lost some audience members during intermission because they thought the event was over”, said ROC-TV Executive Director Annabel Drucker.

Annabel has been tasked to manage the festival this year and has learned from the mishaps of last year.

“I’ve been planning things early on to get ready for this time around. I’m pretty confident that this year will be better and expect a bigger turnout”.

This year the event will be held in the Bonnie Auditorium on April 15th at 7 p.m.

The festival will consist of six different movie categories spanning from Animation and Comedy, to Horror. A panel full of RU faculty and others will judge and decide a winner for each of the six categories.

People who attend will also be given the chance to judge. Upon entering the Bonnie auditorium doors, a ballot will be handed to you to vote for which film you think deserves the “Audience Choice Award”.

You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to the participants and judges on the Red Carpet.

“This year I’m requiring the applicants to come dressed up to help with the feel of the festival”, said Annabel.

Annabel believes that an event like the Highlander Film Festival does wonders for people who get involved.

“I feel that the Highlander Film Festival really gives students the opportunity to show off what they can do. It’s an outlet for students to express themselves through film. From watching what applicants have turned in, some should consider joining Roc-TV.”

So what does Annabel hope to accomplish with this year’s Film Festival?

“I just want people to pay more attention to the film side of the curriculum. Here at RU there’s hardly any film courses offered, so with the festival I hope to get us out there”.


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