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Sophomore takes home film festival honors

May 06, 2013

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Laurel Sager ’15, a rhetoric and media studies major, took home second place in the Medford Mail Tribune’s third annual Two-Minute Film Festival. Her submission, Masks—a visual interpretation of the poem by Shel Silverstein—had previously been included in the Ashland Independent Film Festival and was runner-up in the college and high school student category.

The Mail Tribune’s contest challenges participants to use their filmmaking skills to create a two-minute video—preferably one with a plot or story—on any subject.

“Not just a playful cinematic pas de deux, this film exhibits a refined sense of editing and timing that distinguishes it from the competition,” said contest judge Erik Palmer, assistant professor at Southern Oregon University. “It features the best acting among all the entries.”

Said judge Andres Tavarez, winner of last year’s two-minute film festival, “It had a great message. If we spent less time hiding who we are, we might find what we are looking for sooner than expected.”

 

Rhetoric and Media Studies