Posted February 15, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Two films created by students from the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) were selected as winners in the world's largest student film festival, the 2012 national Campus MovieFest, and will screen at the finale in Hollywood.
The Therapist, directed by Computational Media (CM) student Connie Chen, won Best Picture, and therefore will also screen at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Chen is a finalist for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans as well as the prestigious Master of Fine Arts film program at New York University. Created in 2012 by Frameless Productions at Georgia Tech, the film is about a grieving therapist who receives a surprise visit from an unexpected patient.
Elevator Experiences, a film for which Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC) student Louella Lugo took home the Best Actress award, was produced by John Thornton's Crew at Georgia Tech in 2012. Among the cast and crew were IAC student Connie Chen (CM), and STAC students Kevin Warstadt, Daniel Frazier, Hayley Hogan, Amira Saleh, and Ryan Malis.
Participation by the Georgia Tech teams was enabled by LCC which offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Film Studies and is equipped with a Video Lab that provides students with access to film making equpment. The lab is directed by John Thornton.
Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; Public Policy; and Georgia Tech's Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units - and offers ten Bachelor's of Science, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Students are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology, and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003).