2011 Boston Redstone Film Festival Finalists Named

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University (BU) College of Communication (COM) today announced the finalists for the 2011 Redstone Film Festival. Finalists will complete for first, second and third place and winners will be announced at the screening event, Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. at BU’s Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston). Open to the public, admission for the popular event is free and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viacom, and recognized as one of New England’s premier film venues, the Redstone Festival showcases the best short films written and directed by COM’s undergraduate and graduate students. The short subject films range from entertaining and whimsical vignettes to touching and powerful dramatic episodes.
This year’s finalists are:

The Life Smugglers – directed by David Wells

¿Que? – directed by Stephen Ohl, Dimitri Kouri, Zack McGeehan & Michael Nusbaum

Salty Dogs – directed by Dimitri Kouri& Zack McGeehan

Your Way Home – directed by Pietro Nigro

Seashells – directed by Álvaro Congosto

September – directed by Maya Tanaka

“The Redstone Festival screenings in Boston, Los Angeles and New York, are the most anticipated events of the year for BU Film and TV and we are excited to showcase the best films that our department produces,” said Paul Schneider, Chairman of the Department of Film & Television at COM. “And, this year we are adding a new competitive category to our Los Angeles Redstone event. We will be screening a winning short by one of our alumni to be selected by a faculty panel.”

On April 1, 2011, the Redstone Festival travels to Los Angeles where student films compete again for a West Coast-based panel of judges. In addition, COM has announced a new “Best Alumni Short” category for the Los Angeles competition. To qualify, films must have been produced or directed by a BU Alum post-graduation. The running length must be no longer than 30 minutes and must be on DVD format (Blu-Ray preferred). The deadline for entry into the Alumni category is February 25, 2011.

More information about the Redstone Festival and Alumni Film Competition can be found here.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.