Future of Cinema Film Festival 2016

April 14, 2016

Every year, the Future of Cinema Film Festival at Interlochen Arts Academy provides a setting for student filmmakers to meet peers and industry professionals to discuss trends and changes in the quickly evolving world of film. 

This month, the FOCFF returned for its 10th anniversary with special guests: Chad Engel (IAAA 07-09), Todd Mueller (IAA 84-86), Julio Macat, Kira Bursky (IAA 11-14), Ali Scattergood (IAA 06-08, IAC 06), Rich Delia and Michael Scheffe.

During the festival, students had the chance to speak with Kira Bursky on making the most of a gap year between school, learn tricks of the trade on the soundstage with lighting, haze/smoke effects, and exposure from Julio Macat and practice life cast and mask making from makeup effects artist Chad Engel.

It's not uncommon for students to leave the FoCFF inspired to try new techniques and to explore new filmmaking possibilities. This year was no different.