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Student Films Screened at The Little Theatre

September 21, 2017

The St. John Fisher College Student Film Festival, organized as a part of the 2017 Fringe Festival, brought more than 70 attendees to The Little Theatre on Monday, Sept. 18.

Fisher's Student Film Festival on the marquee at The Little Theatre.

Four student films, “Val,” “It All Starts with Good Beer,” “Always Another Plan,” and “Push” were presented. Additionally, four student filmmakers—Joseph Gala ’20, Stephanos Lapointe ’20, Josh Ramos ’20, and Erica Maeder ’16—were in attendance to answer questions from the audience.

Gala, Lapointe, and Ramos are media and communication majors and film and television studies minors. While at Fisher, Maeder majored in history and minored in digital cultures and technologies, film and television studies, and women and gender studies, all while also earning a museum studies certificate. Recently, Maeder completed a master’s degree in documentary film and history at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Gala, along with fellow student filmmaker Nicholas Camardo ’17, is a member of the College’s Honors Program.

Fisher students answer questions during the St. John Fisher College Student Film Festival.

“This was a fantastic event that allowed us to showcase the best student work and bring it to the community so they, too, can appreciate the fantastic films being produced within our program,” said Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Department of Media and Communication.

The film festival also garnered a positive review from Rochester City Newspaper reporter Adam Lubitow, who named “Always Another Place” his favorite, calling it a “sweetly funny story.”