Students from the University of Redlands School of Music will participate in a unique filmmaking opportunity with Redlands alum, Hollywood filmmaker and activist Christopher Coppola. They will partner with film students at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) to compose musical scores for the filmmaking competition led by Coppola’s Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH-FEST.)

PAH-FEST is a week-long, digital media festival, traveling to cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. The festival encourages visual storytelling, fosters civic engagement and promotes the production of fictional and documentary videos, which will be shared and enjoyed globally. This is the first year for the University of Redlands to partner with PAH-FEST.

The Alma Mater 2013 PAH-FEST, focusing on the University of Redlands and SFAI, will feature three filmmaking competitions: Tone Poem, Director's Challenge and the One Shot Challenge. The One Shot Challenge is open to the public free of charge. Interested competitors are encouraged to attend the launch event on Sept. 21 at the University of Redlands Loewe Recital Hall at 2 p.m.

Coppola will be present at the launch and will provide instructions and a theme to follow for the filmmaking competition. Technical support and computers will be provided for editing and uploading films.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students’ work to be seen and heard around the world,” said Dr. Andrew Glendening, dean of the School of Music. “Coppola’s notion of access to visual storytelling is deeply inspirational and we’re honored to partner with him on this project.”

Participants have one week to produce their entry and they must submit it by noon Sept. 28. International voting begins online on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through the PAH-FEST website.

The winning films will be shown at the awards presentation in the Loewe Recital Hall on campus at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 with Glendening hosting and Coppola joining the event via Skype. The public is invited to attend the awards event.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2013

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