What are the Redstones?
Finalists for the 2015 Redstone Film Festival have been announced.
The Redstones Dates
Boston: February 25th @ 7pm, Tsai Auditorium
New York: March 13th @ 7:30pm Location TBD
Los Angeles: April 2nd @ 7:30pm Location TBD
The Redstones are held each spring and is sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM. The awards for the festival winners are sponsored by Canon, Avid and Gary Fleder and Scott Rosenberg. The festival is recognized as one of New England’s premiere film and television venues. The Redstones feature film projects written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from the Boston University’s Department of Film and Television. Over the years, Redstone winners and finalists have turned out to be some of America’s most successful directors, screenwriters and producers. Many films screened at the Redstone festival have been nominated and won in film festivals all around the world. Two have even earned Academy Award nominations. The Redstones winners include:
- Gary Fleder, Director (Vegas, Runaway Jury)
- Joe Roth, Producer (Snow White and the Huntsman, Alice in Wonderland)
- Lauren Ivy Chiong, Director (Testament)
- Richard Gladstein, Producer (Finding Neverland, The Bourne Identity)
- Robert Patton-Spruill, Producer/Director (Squeeze, Body Count)
- Scott Rosenberg, Screenwriter (Con Air, Beautiful Girls)
- Steve Brill (The Mighty Ducks, Heavy Weights)
The Redstones premiere on the BU campus each February and travel to New York and Los Angeles in the spring. The Boston festival is highly anticipated each year, playing to a sell-out audience of students and friends from across the BU community. The Redstones film awards are sponsored by Canon, Avid and Gary Fleder and Scott Rosenberg. Prizes will include Canon cameras and accessories, Avid and ProTools software, and MacBook Pro computers for the screenplay winners.
- Best Film (First, Second, Third Place)
- Best Cinematography
- Best Screenplay
- Best Editing
- Best Sound Design
- Fleder/Rosenberg Best Short Screenplay
- Adrienne Shelly Production Grant
The New York City festival is primarily an alumni event and offers BU alumni in the New York area the opportunity to view the finalists and winners from the Boston festival. Hosted at the Viacom Theatre in Times Square, it provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their films to other members of the BU network.
The three-part festival concludes in Los Angeles for an audience of alumni and BU in LA students. The finalist films from Boston compete again, judged by a West Coast panel of industry experts. The LA festival also offers alumni filmmakers the opportunity to enter the alumni short competition.
Other Prizes and Grants Awarded at the Festival
Fleder/Rosenberg Short Screenplay Contest
COM alumni Gary Fleder and Scott Rosenberg sponsor a contest to recognize the best short screenplay scripts. Prizes as follows:
- 1st place: $1,250
- 2nd place: $750
- 3rd place: $500
Fleder/Rosenberg Script Competition Rules
- Open to all currently enrolled COM students.
- Limit one entry per student.
- Must be properly formatted.
- 20 pages or less in length.
- The script must be original, no adaptations (unless you own the rights to the property or it is in the public domain).
- E-mail your scripts to: email@example.com, with subject heading: “Fleder/Rosenberg”
- No paper submissions will be accepted.
In submitting your entries please create two PDF files of your script. The first one should include a title page, bearing your name, the title and your e-mail address. The second file containing only the title and the script itself, your name should not appear anywhere in the second script.
Adrienne Shelly Production Grant
A $5,000 award given to a promising COM female director.
2015 REDSTONE BOSTON WINNERS
|Prize||Winner’s Name||Film Title|
|1st Place||Bryan Sih (COM’14)||Winter/Spring|
|2nd Place||Fannar Thor Arnarsson (COM’14)||Vows|
|3rd Place||Emily Sheehan (COM’15)||After|
|Best Sound Design||Jim DanDee (COM’14) and Joy Song (COM’15)||The Phoenix|
|Best Cinematography||Cheryn Parks (COM’14)||Vows|
|Best Editing||Jim DanDee (COM’14)||The Phoenix|
|Best Screenplay||Brian Sih (COM’14)||Winter/Spring|
2015 REDSTONE LOS ANGELES WINNERS
|Prize||Winner’s Name||Film Title|
|1st Place||Fannar thor Arnarsson (COM’14)||Vows|
|2nd Place||Bryan Sih (COM’14)||Winter/Spring|
|3rd Place||Jack Garrett (COM’14)||Rest in Peace, Albert Lively|
|Best Sound Design||Roman Perry (COM’14)||Winter/Spring|
|Best Cinematography||Yahna Harris (COM’14)||Winter/Spring|
|Best Editing||Raquel Falk (COM’14)||Vows|
|Best Screenplay||Fannar thor Arnarsson (COM’14)||Vows|
See a complete list of past Redstone winners.