University of Redlands to partner with Christopher Coppola for student filmmaking competition
Coppola will be at the University of Redlands to kick off PAH Fest on Sept. 21
REDLANDS, Sept. 18, 2013—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 University of Redlands to partner with PAH-FEST.
- The Alma Mater 2013 PAH-FEST, the University of Redlands and SFAI-focused program features 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 at 2:00 p.m Sept. 21 at the University of Redlands Loewe Recital Hall.
- Christopher 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.
- International voting begins online from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m Sept. 29 through the PAH-FEST website.
- Participants have one week to produce their entry and they must submit it by 12 p.m Sept. 28.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students’ work to be seen and heard around the world. Coppola’s notion of access to visual storytelling is deeply inspirational and we’re honored to partner with him on this project,” Andrew Glendening, dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, said.
The winning films will be shown at the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Loewe Recital Hall on campus, with Dean Andrew Glendening hosting and Christopher Coppola joining the event virtually via Skype. The public is invited to attend the awards event.