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Every April, Florida Tech students hold a film festival to showcase student and independent films to the community. This year, more than two dozen short films from the United States and around the world will be presented.

The 5th edition FITV Film Festival will take place at the Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus and online April 15-16, 2022. The free festival is run entirely by students from Florida Tech Video Productions (FITV).

Composed entirely of short films, each under 21 minutes, the festival includes selections from Italy, Spain, Chile, France, the Dominican Republic, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, China, UK, Germany, Turkey, Israel and USA.

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According to a press release, the lineup includes 18 entries from students and eight from professional filmmakers. Florida Tech is not represented this year among student films.

The selection of student films includes:

  • “A Conversation with E”, Dir. Esabella Anna Karena Strickland, Taylor Mitchell and Skyler A., ​​Canada
  • “Deathzone”, Dir. Adrian Shun Fai Kwan and Will Turner, UK
  • “Worried Destination”, Dir. Isabella Sofia Calderon and Victoria Thompson, USA
  • “Hard (Far)”, Dir. Ahmet Hakan Vergi, Turkey
  • “I’m catching you”, Réal. Ekaterina Izmestyeva, Germany
  • “It’s still bad”, Réal. Sarah Reyes, United States
  • “Mi Sueño, Estudiar Cine”, Dir. ShiJie Weng, Spain
  • “Nickname”, Dir. Griffin Neault, United States
  • “Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (past simple)”, Dir. Aron Quadu, Belgium
  • “Pao Zhang De Gu Shi (A Story of Firecrackers)”, Dir. Zhizi Hao, China
  • “Spiraling Up”, Dir. Débora Mendes and Elmano Diogo, Portugal
  • “Tales of the Road”, Dir. Munsef Abdulhamid Mansurey, Libya
  • “The Confrontation”, Dir. Jose Miguel Martinez-McIntosh, United States
  • “To you and Godard”, dir. Walter Guozheng Zou, United States
  • “When you were young, you walked where you wanted”, Réal. Olga Bejm, Poland
  • “Cop”, Dir. Roman Sinitsyn, Russia
  • “Bloodtie”, Dir. Raz Hemed, Israel
  • “Passenger”, Dir. Mahdi Moussavi, Iran

This year’s non-student film selection includes:

  • “Ali in Gabbia (Wings in a cage)”, Dir. Valentina Galdi, Italy
  • “Dajla: Cinema and Olvido”, Dir. Arturo Duenas Herrero, Spain
  • “El Niño and La Montaña”, Dir. Santiago Aguilera and Gabriel Monreal, Chile
  • “Freedom is mine”, Dir. Mahmoud Salme, France
  • “Martha’s Day”, Dir. Sofia Monzerratt, United States
  • “The Blessing”, Dir. Per Gunnar Økland, Norway
  • “Tokyo Capsule Hotel”, Dir. José German Ariza, Dominican Republic
  • “We are champions”, Réal. Danjin Malinovic, Rex Brådhe and Michaela Hennig, Sweden

The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15 with 12 films, followed by 14 films on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Each evening, the sessions will last just over 2.5 hours, and there will be three 10-minute breaks. . Saturday will end with a 20-minute awards ceremony honoring the best student and non-student films in several categories, including best film, best director and best screenplay.

Other festival elements include a red carpet photo booth, panel discussions and free festival merchandise while supplies last.

The organizers encourage guests to dress in formal attire.

If you are going to

FITV Film Festival

Or: Gleason Performing Arts Center, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne

When: Friday April 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 16 at 6 p.m.

Admission: Free. Tickets are not required, but guests must check in at the front desk in the Gleason Lobby.

Diffusion: All the films of the festival and several related events will be broadcast via FITV YouTube Channel.

Information: E-mail [email protected]

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Christina LaFortune is entertainment and TgIF editor at FLORIDA TODAY. Follow her on Facebook at Twitter at @lafortunecor email him at [email protected].

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