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FESTIVAL Q & A - SUNY Broome student Jake Gibson (second from left) answers questions about the film ‘So Be It’, that he co-produced with Kirk Ciaglaski (far left), after the film was screened at the 5th annual SUNYWide Film Festival at Fredonia. 


Student and Faculty Films Shown at SUNYWide Film Festival

     FREDONIA, N.Y. - Two SUNY Broome filmmakers and a Communications Department faculty member had projects screened at the Fifth Annual SUNYWide Film Festival & Symposium held at SUNY Fredonia on April 10, 11, 12th, 2014.


     Two SUNY Broome student projects were among two dozen student produced films shown during two nights of film screenings. Films selected for the festival were chosen from more than 100-films submitted by students from SUNY campuses.


     The two projects by the SUNY Broome students were the only two screened from a two-year  SUNY school. All other student projects in the festival were from students at four year schools.


   “I was ecstatic. Really, really happy. It is an honor to have my work displayed with the work of other SUNY students who are making awesome films,” said Jake Gibson, a Communications and Media Arts major, who co-produced “So Be It”, a 16-minute experimental film shot in New York City during one week in August 2013.


     “Binghamtoy, N.Y.” is a one-minute experimental film created by Greg Schuter, a Liberal Arts major graduating this year.


     “It is good to get recognized for hard work,” said Schuter.

Schuter used nighttime video of downtown Binghamton, with time lapse and special effects to give Binghamton a “toy town” appearance.


   SUNY Broome Communications instructor Ed Evans’ 2013 documentary “Early Bird: Cleveland’s Al Engel and the Chautauqua Lake Air Mail” was one of five faculty films chosen for a non-competitive Faculty Showcase event. Evans’ was also invited to participate in a faculty symposium on Teaching the Cinematic Arts.


     Schuter’s project is viewable online at:

                                                              -Submitted by Jason Detrani, Chairman, Dept. of Communications and Media Arts.