elondocs students attend Full Frame

Several students viewed films at the documentary film festival.  

<p class=”wp-caption-text”>elondoc members in downtown Durham await the Awards Barbecue (l-r): Mason Sklut, Sean Dolan, Mary Johnson, Emma Kwiatkowski, Heather Cassano, Olivia Pohl, Bia Jurema, Katherine Wise and faculty adviser Nicole Triche</p>

Eight members of elondocs, the documentary film production program housed in the School of Communications, attended the 16th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival April 12-13 in Durham, N.C. 

Along with watching feature-length and short documentaries, students Mason Sklut, Devon Gailey, Emma Kwiatkowski, Mary Johnson, Bia Jurema, Sean Dolan, Katherine Wise, Heather Cassano, Oliva Pohl and faculty adviser Nicole Triche attended special Full Frame Fellows’ presentations by documentarians Alan Berliner and Julie Goldman. The group also met several filmmakers at the festival’s opening night party and awards barbecue. 

“The main thing I learned at the festival, through panels with filmmakers and the Q&A sessions, was the best way to make a documentary is to just do it,” Cassano said. “Sometimes I have a lot of trouble getting started on my projects, and it was inspiring to hear from filmmakers about their challenges as well.”

Read more about the group’s experience at Full Frame: http://elondocs.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/full-frame-festival-delights-aspiring-filmakers/

According to its website, Full Frame “welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality.”

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