Posted at 3:44 PM on May 15, 2009
by Euan Kerr
The future of Minnesota film met in Minneapolis today, or at least some of it, as a host of high school students from all around the state descended on the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis for the 2009 .Edu Film Fest.
The event is intended to give young filmmakers a sense of the business, and an opportunity to show their work, which seeing the work of others. Students from 25 schools around the state submitted a total of 125 films and videos for this year's competition.
Judges narrowed that down to the top 60, and tomorrow the semi-finalists will be screened at the St Anthony Main Theaters during the second day of the festival.
I joined Colin Covert, and Tim Campbell from the Star Tribune, Peter Schilling III, and Jim Brunzell of amongst other things KFAI's Movie Talk show to talk about film journalism.
There were some great questions from the audience, and even some disagreement from the panelists which is always fun.
It was clear that everyone was having a good time, but also heartening to see that there are so many youngsters in our midst who are ready to do the hard work of movie making. I look forward to seeing more of their work in the future.