In the second episode we spoke with Josh Adams, assistant professor of cinema and screen studies at SUNY Oswego, about his quest to find a rare movie used in the Steven Spielberg film “Minority Report,” the similarities between a Hollywood film and a student film and how a parking ticket almost prevented a former festival key-note speaker from receiving his SUNY diploma.
The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system.
The SUNYWide Film Festival was created by Phil Hastings, associate professor of film and video arts at SUNY Fredonia, and it has since grown into one of the top student festivals in the Northeast.
To date, more than 800 students have submitted films and videos to compete in the festival.
The deadline to submit a film is Sept. 15 and submissions can be made on the SUNYWide Film Festival website.