Buffalo State hosted the eighth annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11, which was the first time the event was held in Buffalo. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system. To date, more than 900 students have submitted films and videos to compete in the festival.
The eighth annual SUNYWide Film Festival provided attendees with a number of professional development opportunities. In addition to the film screenings, there were a number of workshops on topics such as storytelling, animation, camera techniques and film scoring. Thilo Schaller, an assistant professor of music at Buffalo State, hosted a workshop on the tempo and timing of music in film.
Buffalo State hosted the eighth annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11, which was the first time the event was held in Buffalo. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system.
Buffalo’s Central Terminal opened in June 1929, at a cost of $14 million, and since that time the location has provided a rich history of the paranormal that some might call priceless. The terminal was one of the largest switching systems in the world that became the especially popular during World War II.
According to a number of recent reports, Buffalo is attracting young people with its affordability and job opportunities. For example, a March list by Realtor.com, ranked Buffalo as the 7th most attractive city for millennials because of a median house price of $158,000 and new attractions along the waterfront.
After a weekend filled with superheroes and spikey haired anime characters, organizers of the 2017 Buffalo Comicon say the event was a success. “I think it went real well,” said Emil Novak, the owner of Queen City Bookstore and organizer of the event. “This year was a great crowd.”
In the fourth episode, we discussed festival keynote speaker Kyle Bradstreet, the impact of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the popularity of zombie films. Bradstreet is the award winning executive producer and writer for “Mr. Robot” on USA Network.