Student works selected for national film festival

Two student videos from the Film and Video Arts program within the Department of Visual Arts and New Media Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia were official selections at the 8th Student Experimental Film Festival (SEFF) held recently at Art Mission & Theater in Binghamton.

The two VANM videos screening at the festival were to include work from Associate Professor Phil Hastings’ Cinema Arts I and Cinema Arts II classes.

Brendan Lynch of Poughkeepsie was to screen “Voratus,” a video meditation on the processes and results of consumption, and Nick Skopinsky from Windham, was to screen “Obituaries,” a film that contemplates what is said and not said in newspaper obituaries.

SEFF was launched in 2010 at Binghamton University as part of a class about curating cinematic work for public screenings.

The festival focuses on work that generally is not considered mainstream narrative or documentary work, giving a voice to work often overlooked by more narratively focused festivals.

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