The fourth annual Future of Cinema Fest was held on the Interlochen campus this fall and screened the best work of high school students around the world. In addition to screening student films, the festival brings some of the world’s leading filmmakers to the Interlochen campus where they work closely with students who also have a passion for storytelling and film.
Guests for the 2011 Future of Cinema Film Festival included:
Dennis Muren - An Academy Award-winning special effects artist and pioneer , Muren’s work includes many of the groundbreaking films of the last three decades such as “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Jurassic Park,” “Terminator 2,” “Super 8,” and many others.
Jeff Wozniak - A senior digital artist at Industrial Light and Magic , Wozniak’s work can be seen in such films as all three new “Star Wars” films, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Star Trek (2009),” “Avatar” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,” winner of the Academy Award for best visual effects.
ARRI Camera and ARRI Lighting - John Gresch, vice president of ARRI Lighting, led a live lighting demonstration, covering the latest in LED technologies. Snehal Patel from ARRI Camera conducted a hands-on workshop for student filmmakers attending the festival.
The Film Festival also offers scholarships and other prizes including Apple products and Final Draft software. Check the Interlochen website or join Interlochen on Facebook to stay informed about guest filmmakers and important submission dates for the 2012 Future of Cinema Film Festival.