Florida Tech’s free film festival runs April 15-16

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Every April, students from Florida Tech host a film festival to introduce student and independent films to the community. This year, more than two dozen short films from the United States and around the world will be featured.

The 5th Annual FITV Film Festival will take place at the Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus and online on April 15-16, 2022. The free festival is run entirely by students from the Florida Tech Video Productions (FITV).

Consisting entirely of short films, each shorter than 21 minutes, the festival includes selections from Italy, Spain, Chile, France, Dominical Republic, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Israel and the United States.

Filmmakers discuss their work at the FITV Film Festival.  This year's festival will take place at Florida Tech's Gleason Center and online on April 15-16, 2022.

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According to a news release, the lineup includes 18 student entries and eight from professional filmmakers. Florida Tech is not represented this year among the student films.

The selection of student films includes:

  • “A Conversation With E,” Dir. Esabella Anna Karena Strickland, Taylor Mitchell and Skyler A., ​​Canada
  • “Deathzone,” Dir. Adrian Shun Fai Kwan and Will Turner, United Kingdom
  • “Destination Disquiet,” Dir. Isabella Sofia Calderon and Victoria Thompson, United States
  • “Dûr (Far),” Dir. Ahmet Hakan Vergi, Turkey
  • “I Catch You,” Dir. Ekaterina Izmestyeva, Germany
  • “It’s Getting Bad Again,” Dir. Sarah Reyes, United States
  • “Mi Sueño, Estudiar Cine,” Dir. ShiJie Weng, Spain
  • “Moniker,” Dir. Griffin Neault, United States
  • “Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (Simple Past Tense),” Dir. Aron Quadu, Belgium
  • “Pao Zhang De Gu Shi (A Firecracker Story),” Dir. Zhizi Hao, China
  • “Rising in a Spiral,” Dir. Débora Mendes and Elmano Diogo, Portugal
  • “Road Tales,” Dir. Munsef Abdulhamid Mansurey, Libya
  • “The Face Off,” Dir. Jose Miguel Martinez-McIntosh, United States
  • “To You and Godard,” Dir. Walter Guozheng Zou, United States
  • “When You Were Young, You Walked Where You Wanted,” Dir. Olga Bejm, Poland
  • “Cop,” Dir. Roman Sinitsyn, Russia
  • “Bloodtie,” Dir. Raz Hemed, Israel
  • “Passenger,” Dir. Mahdi Mousavi, Iran
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This year’s selection of non-student films includes:

  • “Ali in Gabbia (Caged Wings),” Dir. Valentina Galdi, Italy
  • “Dajla: Cine Y Olvido,” Dir. Arturo Duenas Herrero, Spain
  • “El Niño Y La Montaña,” Dir. Santiago Aguilera and Gabriel Monreal, Chile
  • “Freedom is Mine,” Dir. Mahmoud Salmeh, France
  • “Martha’s Day,” Dir. Sofia Monzerratt, United States
  • “The Blessing,” Dir. Per Gunnar Økland, Norway
  • “Tokyo Capsule Hotel,” Dir. Jose Germán Ariza, Dominican Republic
  • “We Are Champions,” Dir. Danjin Malinovic, Rex Brådhe and Michaela Hennig, Sweden

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