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Loyola University students to take part in special screening of Big Easy Short Film Festival’s finest films

November 16, 2007

The students of Loyola University New Orleans had the exciting opportunity to take part in the viewing and mock rating of six of the best films of the Big Easy Short Film Festival this past Wednesday. This opportunity, made possible by Jim Gabour, professor of video technology and adjudicator of the film festival, provided students with the rare chance to view the films before the festival. Rate cards were distributed prior to the screening for students to unofficially offer their input to the filmmakers. The screening of the films at Loyola took place Wednesday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Room 114, Miller Hall, on Loyola’s main campus.

The Big Easy Shorts Festival is the sister festival to the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival and the South Padre Island Film Festival. Festival co-director Laura Raitman Martone was born and raised in New Orleans and her family were among those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The Big Easy Shorts Festival was initiated in order to give back to the city of New Orleans. According to Martone, “We're giving the city some of the best shorts in the world. We're devoting our resources to help New Orleans and rest of the Gulf Coast protect itself against future acts of nature.”

The same films that were screened at Loyola will be screened at the Festival, for an entry fee, this weekend, Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18, at Canal Place Cinemas, located at 333 Canal Street in the Canal Place Center. The Fest donated programs from the festival to the Loyola screening and will provide complimentary and half-price coupons for any students who want to see the screenings.

For more information about this event, contact Jim Gabour at jimgabour@cox.net

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