.edu Film Fest at the Parkway Theater

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raiders adaptation

We previously reported that Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation would be playing in Minneapolis at the Parkway Theater during the weekend of May 23 – 25. As it turns out, director Eric Zala will be in attendance, and the film is part of a larger event called the .edu Film Fest.

As the only school-sponsored, student film festival in the state of Minnesota, The .edu Film Festival serves an important role in the development of young filmmakers in our state. .edu aims to provide young filmmakers with an authentic film festival experience, a valuable understanding of the film industry, and an opportunity to screen their movies on “the big screen.”

The festival will run through the morning of Friday the 23rd, with the film screenings being split up into three categories. The day schedule is as follows;

9:00-9:45 Check in
9:45-10:00 Welcome Ceremonies
10:00-11:35 Film Screenings: Documentaries
11:35-12:15 Panel Discussion: Melody Gilbert, David Hughes
1:00-2:20 Film Screenings: Narratives
2:20-3:10 Panel Discussions: James Byrne, Bobby Marsden
3:10-4:00 Film Screenings: Experimental/Animation
4:00-4:45 Panel Discussion: Coleman Miller, Eric Zala

There will also be equipment demos, small group chats with film directors, writers, and producers, and the opportunity to meet with colleges and post secondary institutions catering to film/video production.

10:30-11:15 Small group chat: James Byrne – “Screenwriting”
11:30-12:15 Small group chat: David Hughes “Making Commercial Films in Minnesota”
12:15-1:00 Small group chat: Lunch with Melody Gilbert – “Documentary Filmmaking”
12:15-1:00 Small group chat: Lunch with Eric Zala – “From Teen Filmmaker to Film Industry Professional”
2:00-2:45 – Small group chat: Coleman Miller – “Making Films Without Spending Money!”
2:45-3:00 Small group chat: Bobby Marsden “Film Festivals, Networking, and Getting Involved”

That night, the Raiders adaptation will screen with the “Best of the Fest.”

(tickets available on the day of event, $5.00)
4:45 Award Ceremony “Best of the Fest”
4:50-5:10 “Best of Fest” Screenings
5:10 First Screening – Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation, “Best of Fest” winners.
6:50-7:20 Eric Zala discussion and Q&A – The making of Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation
7:30 Second Screening – Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation; “Best of Fest” winners.
9:30 Third Screening – Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation; “Best of Fest” winners.

Saturday and Sunday will continue the screenings of Raiders and the “Best of Fest,” showtimes being 12:00, 2:15, 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation – Filmmaker Q & A

Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 6:36 am