Oscar-style award show to be held at SU

Students working together to film the perfect shot. (Villager file photo)

The Film and Moving Image (FMI) awards are back for their second annual award show. This event will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, from 6-8:30 p.m.; the doors will open in the Rockland banquet room at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to honor student filmmakers at Stevenson University by recognizing their films in front of their peers. Although this is a filmmakers award show, the evening is open to all at Stevenson University.

“The FMI Awards show is a great way to involve the many different majors and bring them together to honor and appreciate the talented filmmakers here at Stevenson University,” said senior business administration major Hanif Jones.

This event will differ from last year’s award show due to the increase in film submissions and film categories. Despite some differences, it will still be an Oscar-style award show, so although formal attire is not required, it is strongly encouraged.

There are 31 film submissions this year, but only 18 films will be nominated for awards by the show’s four judges. The nominated films will be presented at the awards ceremony. The categories for this year’s awards are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Narrative, and Best Documentary.

According to film major Will Johnston, who serves as the treasurer of the National Broadcasting Society-Film and Moving Image Club (NBS-FMI), the added category of Best Documentary in this year’s award show “will create more opportunities for students to win an award.”

Winners of each category will receive an ‘FMI Award,’ which is “a trophy that celebrates their talent and hard work,” said Johnston.

Many non-film major students, such as senior business communication major Tyre Maull, are excited for this event and feel “more involved” within the Stevenson community because of the awards show.

Refreshments will be provided at this event, as well as disability accommodations. If disability accommodations are needed, please contact Student Activities at 443.352.4300 or via email activities@stevenson.edu.

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