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USIU At The Centre of The Cannes International Film Festival

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dc.contributor.author USIU-Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T07:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T07:40:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1204
dc.description.abstract This year, USIU was represented at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival that was held May, 15-26 by Dr. Marc Rigaudis, Director of Film Production at USIU. Dr. Rigaudis introduced the Panorama Asia Africa (PAA) New World Vision Film Festival- a festival for young filmmakers- that will make its debut at USIU in February 2014. Additionally, local productions by students; First, Enough, Closure, Sam & Lost Writer were introduced and showcased at the Cannes’ Palais to give filmmakers a glimpse of the Kenyan students prowess, talent and vision. The Cannes Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts (1939) who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France. The first edition however took place, in 1946 after World War II and has since then grown to host over 305 booths and 763 Exhibitors from all over the world. Dr. Marc Rigaudis, the bearer of USIU’s offerings at the Film Festival is a French author and Filmmaker who is currently undertaking a project that will launch USIU’s Centre for Film Production in September of 2013 and consequently the Film & Animation Degree Program. The 2 year long project that began in 2012 will culminate in the production of a full feature film that will be cast, filmed and produced by him, aided by USIU students for the Kenyan and international audience. The film will be featured at the inaugural Panorama Asia Africa (PAA) New World Vision Film Festival at USIU-Africa. As an international film festival, PAA New World Vision will set the course for the university as a pioneer in providing local film productions (particularly student productions) a platform to showcase their work in the competitive international film industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher USIU-Africa en_US
dc.title USIU At The Centre of The Cannes International Film Festival en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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