Centrally Isolated Film Festival This Weekend at Cornell

Julian Robinson, The Ithaca Voice, April 12th 2018

ITHACA, NY — Student filmmakers, most from central and upstate New York, will have their short films screened during the fifth annual Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF). During the festival, which takes place April 13 and 14 at Cornell University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, members of the public and a panel of industry judges will award prizes across several categories.

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According to faculty advisor Sabine Haenni, associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the festival received more submissions than ever, particularly in the narrative category. The student organizers reached out to other schools in the Ivy League and, for the first time, the festival will feature films from Brown University.

“I’ve been thrilled to see our students come together to professionally discuss the merits of each submitted film,” said Haenni.