Boston University College of Communication Names 2013 Redstone Film Festival Finalists


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(Boston) – The Boston University College of Communication (COM) today announced the finalists for the 2013 Redstone Film Festival.  Finalists will compete for first, second and third place prizes and this year’s event will feature awards in three new categories: best cinematography, best screenplay and best sound design. Winners will be announced at the screening event on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at BU’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave. Open to the public, admission for the popular event is free and seating is on a first-come basis.

The Redstone Film Festival showcases the best short films written and directed by COM’s undergraduate and graduate students.  Subjects range from comedies to touching and powerful dramas. Sponsored by Sumner Redstone (HON’94), Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder of VIACOM, the event is recognized as one of New England’s premiere film venues.

This year’s finalists are:

Big Kid Little Bike directed by Bill Politis

Cul de Sac directed by Michela Smith (COM ’14)

Off to the Races directed by Megan Lovallo (COM ’12)

Santa Always Checks Twice directed by John (Jack) Garrett (COM ’13)

The Dress directed by Alvaro Congosto (COM ’12)

The Intruder directed by Jasper Lowe (COM ’15)

Zareen on a Bridge in the City directed by Phoebe Waldron (COM ’12)

“The Redstone Film Festival is the premier showcase for the student work of COM’s Film and Television Department,” said Paul Schneider, chair of the Department of Film & Television at COM. “It has jumpstarted the careers of many of our film and television students, with screenings attended and judged by industry professionals here and in Los Angeles. Many Finalists have gone on to enter and win prestigious film festivals in the United States and around the world.”

More information about the Redstone Film Festival can be found here:

Established in 1947, the Boston University College of Communication specializes in Film and Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. With more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the college offers a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty is a blend of traditional academicians and widely experienced professionals.