Student Work and Exhibitions
Every spring, Tri-C's official student organization, the Digital Cinema Group presents short films from emerging filmmakers, at the juried exhibition, Private Screening. Normally a live event, this year they are presenting via the Nightlight Cinema's virtual screening room. The show runs May 8-14.
Visit www.nightlightcinema.com to view the films.
This page also features selected posters from student films that have premiered at Private Screening. In addition to featuring the work of film students, the short films feature actors from the Theatre Arts program along with professional actors, foley and sound design from students of Recording Arts and Technology and original scores from Music and Jazz Studies students.
Some of the films' original scores are a result of an initiative begun by Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland to connect Film and Media Arts professor, Miriam Bennett and Oscar-nominated American jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator, Terence Blanchard to develop collaborative workshops in composing for film. Read Blanchard's opinion piece "Black Protest Is Music. Learning The Melody Isn't Enough" via NPR. The curriculum developed from this two-year residency series is now incorporated into the MARS 2720: Applied Integrated Media: Real World Production and Post (AIM Classes) in the Film and Media Arts program.