Alumni film fest opens Friday

The international film-festival favourite, Stories of Alyx and Anton, is just one of the shorts made by Red Deer College alumni that will be screened a local festival in Red Deer next weekend.

The international film-festival favourite, Stories of Alyx and Anton, is just one of the shorts made by Red Deer College alumni that will be screened a local festival in Red Deer next weekend.

The second-annual Motion Picture Arts Alumni Film Festival will run from 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, at City Centre Stage. A 2 p.m. matinee screening will also be held on Sunday, Oct. 19.

A total of 11 films made by more than 25 graduates with the RDC Motion Picture Arts program will be shown. The lineup includes Stories of Alyx and Anton, a 15-minute film about a daydreaming guy and a paralyzed girl who fall in love and live in a world of stories they tell each other.

It was made by eight RDC alumni and a host of other Central Alberta residents, and screened at film festivals in California, Washington, Montana, London, England, and Jaipur, India.

More than 250 alumni from the 13-year-old Motion Picture Arts program are working in diverse areas of the film industry, including for Disney, Pixar, CBC. City TV and Marvel. Some of the graduates are employed on the TV shows Klondike, Hell on Wheels, Yukon Gold, Rookie Blue, and others.

Admission to the festival is $5 at the door. A wine and cheese celebration will be held after Friday’s screenings

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