CCC student filmmakers compete for state-wide title

The winner of Cayuga Community College’s FILM 48 competition is now in the SUNY-wide final round. Cayuga’s winning film, “Stressed Out” is vying to be crowned the best 48-hour film in New York State. The finalist will be selected based on the number of votes the film receives on the website http://film48.weebly.com/. Voting is live until Sunday, November 8, 2015. “Stressed Out” was created by Cayuga Community College student Courtney Elizabeth Walker (producer/director), with Logan Barrigar and Brandon Anderson. “Stressed Out” is described by the student as a gritty, natural, modern film noir which follows two detectives as they search for a vicious serial killer.“We’re very proud of all our students who answered this challenge,” explained Cayuga Community College Humanities Division Chairperson and School of Media and the Arts Director and Professor Steve Keeler. The FILM 48 competition took place from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4. Four teams of Cayuga students had 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit a 3 to 6 minute film. The films were then judged by a panel of SOMA and Cayuga faculty and staff. The other SUNY colleges in the competition are Alfred State, Buffalo State, University of Binghamton, Oswego State and SUNY New Paltz. Cayuga is the only community college in the competition.The FILM 48 competition at Cayuga was sponsored by the School of Media and the Arts (SOMA), the Telcom/Media programs, and the Radio and Television Guild.For more information about this news release or the Telcom/Media Program at Cayuga Community College, please contact Steve Keeler at 315-255-1743, ext. 2282.

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