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    MAY 5, 2005
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Diamond Screen Film Festival showcases FMA students’ work

Photo courtesy Hunter Venable
On Sunday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m., film and media arts student Hunter Venable will present “Stanley Schmidt,” a 19-minute film about an ex-superhero turned stay-at-home dad (played by Rob Hargraves, above). Venable is one of two students in the department recently accepted into the American Film Institute film school for graduate school.

The 2005 Diamond Screen Film Festival will present work from undergraduate and graduate students in the film and media arts department from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, in the Tuttleman Learning Center.

The on-campus screenings are free and open to the public.

The festival screens animation, experimental, documentary, and narrative fiction film and video, made by filmmakers from as far away as China, South Korea and India, and as close as North Philadelphia and South Jersey.

All work for the festival is selected by a volunteer student jury, along with the student festival director Mike Yacko and faculty festival director Cynthia Baughman.

• Friday, May 6: 5 p.m.-midnight
• Saturday, May 7, 5 p.m.-midnight
• Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.-10 p.m.

This year, the Diamond Screen Film Festival will also move off campus for the first time, with special screenings at three area repertory cinemas.

A different program of selected highlights from the Festival will be presented each night, and admission will be charged off-campus:

• Monday, May 23: 7 p.m. County Theater, Doylestown.
• Wednesday, May 25: Ambler Theater.
• Thursday, May 26: Bryn Mawr Film Institute.