MSU, CAS Participate in East Lansing Film Festival

Posted on: November 9, 2012

ELFFThe 15th annual East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) began on November 7 and runs through next week, November 15. The festival, which is co-sponsored by Michigan State University, has strong ties to the MSU community and involves many College of Communication Arts & Sciences students and alumni.

On Friday, November 9, MSU alumni filmmakers Marty Shea and Ian Bonner came to CAS to discuss their film, “The Owner,” a multi-language, internet-collaboration that was shot in 26 different countries by 26 different directors. In addition to their discussion of “The Owner," they also highlighted three other films in the works from their collaborative film company, CollabFeatures

On Saturday, November 10, the MSU Media Sandbox will be co-sponsoring two screenings of the film “Journey to Planet X," directed by Josh Koury and Myles Kane. These two sci-fi directors have turned out many of their own amateur and unintentionally funny movies, with “Planet X” receiving praise at the Tribeca and Traverse City Film Festivals.

On Sunday, November 11, current CAS students will take to the spotlight as a part of the student portion of the Lake Michigan Film Competition, a sub-event of ELFF. The three films produced by CAS students include: “Thrive with Less," a capstone project for documentary studies specialization; “The Case of the Torched Turf," a capstone project for the fiction film specialization; and “Acheron," a student film directed by Kris Sundberg.

The East Lansing Film Festival is the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan to screen independent and foreign feature, documentary, short and students films from around the world. The film festival started in 1997 in cooperation with the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University.

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