Cañada Students Invited to World’s Largest Film Festival
Cañada students Ivy Woolridge, Elizabeth Birdwell and Victor Kolbe have been invited to show their films at the Cannes Film Festival in France -- the world’s largest and most prestigious film gathering! The films will be entered into the Short Film Corner at Cannes, where the students have the opportunity to be part of an educational program for rising film-makers. In addition, Heroism will also be featured on all Virgin America flights during February and March through Virgin America’s onboard entertainment system, “Red.”
For those who would like to support Ivy, Elizabeth and Victor in their endeavor to travel to Cannes, experience the festival and show their films, a donation page has been created by the SMCCC Foundation to support the students with travel expenses. Donations can be made here.
About the Students and their Films:
Heroism, created by Ivy Woolridge and Elizabeth Birdwell, is an inspiring film about love, hope, community and supporting others. PhotoCorpse, is a short film, by Victor Kolbe, about characters Bob and Bob, who face the many hardships of trying to get the printer to work.
Last October, the students put their talent to the test and created films during Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival for the next generation of filmmakers. The Cañada Campus Movie Fest, hosted by Cañada Student Senate, was a weeklong film competition where more than 200 students created and shared their stories. At the red carpet finale, the College selected the films Heroism, PhotoCorpse as the winners.
This is the second time in the last four years than Cañada College students have placed in the top 45 in the nation and received the invitation to the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Cañada College was the only community college to participate in Campus Movie Fest, where our students competed with many prestigious university film programs.