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Panther Film Festival Meet & Greet A Success

Earlier this month, the Panther Film Festival held their first of what will be several mixer and workshop-like events leading up the actual film festival in April 2018. The PFF Meet & Greet welcomed over 30 students students from varying majors into a conference room in Deuxieme Maison. Senior Amanda Seijo, who hopes to submit a short film for the festival, noted that, “We could barely fit in the room! It was a surprising turnout and it seems that FIU has some talented individuals in different aspects of filmmaking. This is something I wouldn’t miss the chance to be a part of.”  

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Miami FearFest 2017 Is Here!

The guest speakers and judges for this year’s Miami FearFest!

For the second year in a row, the Miami FearFest will be celebrating short indie horror films from around the world! They will also be bringing in several industry leaders to discuss the art of the craft. Last year, Miami FearFest screened over 60 short film submissions from around the world, spanning genres like horror and science-fiction, and this year promises to deliver just the same! The festival will be held within our very own Graham Center and will run through November 10th and 11th. 

Tickets to the event are available here and FIU students can get a  10%  discount by entering the promo code FIUSTUDENTS at checkout. Don’t miss out!

 

Panther Film Festival To Host First Mixer

Panther Filmmakers! Join us this Thursday, October 19th, at the first of several Panther Filmmaker Mixers at Deuxieme Maison (DM) 457 from 3:00-5:00 PM. This first event will serve as a Meet & Greet where those of you interested in learning more about the Panther Film Festival (PFF) will have an opportunity to ask us questions and meet other students who are interested in making films. We encourage you to stop by and pitch your ideas to everyone in attendance as you look to potentially fill some missing roles in your production crews! Oh, and as if you needed more of a reason to attend: there will be food and refreshments available. We’re excited to meet you all this Thursday and look forward to watching you develop your projects in the coming months!

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Announcing: The Inaugural Panther Film Festival

We at Florida International University’s Film Studies Program, in cooperation with the English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta) and The Film Initiative Underground, are proud to announce the first annual Panther Film Festival (PFF). The creation of this festival marks an exciting moment in our program’s history as we seek to provide you, the students that make up our wonderfully diverse community, a platform to share your ideas and stories. Learn more here.

Welcome Back + O Cinema Kicks off Week of Kubrick

We at FIU’s Film Studies Program hope that you, the members of our community, have managed to get back on track after the chaos brought upon us by Hurricane Irma. As we move towards establishing a sense of normalcy again, there are few things in this world that help as much as watching a movie among friends. That said, we hope you’ll be as excited as we are to hear that starting this Friday, September 22, O Cinema will begin a week-long celebration of one of the most prolific and revered directors in the history of cinema: Stanley Kubrick.

Stanley Kubrick filming a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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