Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Hotchkiss Film Festival!
Grand Jury Prize: Hah-ah-boh-jee by Audrey Roh
Audience Award: Broadway by Ali Heros
Best Screenplay: Between the Lines by Melanie Black
Best Cinematography: Abstraction by Connor Greene, George Loh, & Joey Leung
Honorable Mention: Jade by Ian Walker
2017 Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 13
Judges arrive, tour of school
4:45 - 5:15 pm
Film Panel in the Faculty Lounge/Open Meeting for film students and guests
5:15 - 6:00 pm
Dinner with judges, guests, film students/club members
6:00 - 6:45 pm
Guests Arrival, Red Capet outside Walker Auditorium
6:45 - 8:30 pm
Film Screening in Walker Auditorium (10 minute intermission included)
8:30 - 9:00 pm
Jazz Music, Voting and Refreshments in the Faculty Lounge
9:00 - 9:30 pm
Awards Ceremony and Closing Performance
9:30 - 10:00 pm
Meet and Greet
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The red carpet is a chance for everyone, filmmakers, guests, students, judges alike, to formally present themselves at the film festival.
Roughly 8 to 10 films will be screened in Walker Auditorium for a panel of judges and the audience.
The audience has the chance to vote for their favorite film after the screenings. The votes are counted to present the Audience Award. Voting will take place in the Faculty Lounge, where there will be live jazz music, and food and refreshments.
The awards will be presented at the end of the evening, and the festival will be closed with a performance.
Changhee Chun is an Associate Professor in Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College. Before teaching, Chun was a major producer and director in South Korea. He worked on more than fifty television documentaries, commercials, music videos and corporate videos. He was involved in the famous project: 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A graduate in film from the University of North Carolina, Chun’s work has been featured at film festivals around the world from CINESTUD in Amsterdam, Holland to the St. Louis International Film Festival. His most recent documentary project: On the Road, which he made while he was a senior Fulbright Scholar, was awarded Best Documentary at many major film festivals.
Sam Kauffmann is an author, filmmaker and professor. He currently teaches courses in Film and Television, focusing primarily on production and motion picture editing, at Boston University. His work has been screened at festivals across the country and around the world. Rachel Descending, Kauffmann’s most recent narrative film, was released in 2013 and won Best Short Narrative Film and an Accolade Award at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Kauffmann has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist teaching at Makerere University (in Kampala, Uganda) and at the National University of Rwanda. He wrote Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, a book that has been translated into Spanish, Russian and Chinese editions.
Dana Polan is a Professor and Associate Chairperson at the Tisch School of the Arts. He has written eight books and more than two hundred essays about film and media. A graduate from Cornell University, Polan went on to complete his Master's and Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University. In 1985, he received his Doctorat D’Etat from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Polan was knighted by the French Ministry of Culture for his contributions to cross-cultural exchange, before being selected as one of only two Academy Foundation Scholars in 2003 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to this, Polan has worked on seven DVD commentaries, including The Third Man (Criterion Collection).
Jeffrey Ruoff is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth University, as well as a film historian and documentary filmmaker. His films and videos, which include: Hacklebarney Tunes: The Music of Greg Brown (1993), The Last Vaudevillian (1998), and Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty (2012), have been screened at festivals in the U.S.A. and around the world. Ruoff studied at Cornell University, before pursuing a Master’s in Fine Arts from Temple University and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and filmmaking, Ruoff has edited, co-authored and written numerous works. In 1998, he co-authored The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On.