NCCC Film & Animation Festival returns to campus

Fri, Mar 4th 2022 10:35 am Niagara County Group College’s 2022 Film & Animation Competition…

NCCC Film & Animation Festival returns to campus

Fri, Mar 4th 2022 10:35 am

Niagara County Group College’s 2022 Film & Animation Competition will choose put in-particular person from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May perhaps 7, at the school’s Sanborn campus, located at 3111 Saunders Settlement Highway. The festival, which characteristics a range of fun and educational routines, is open up to the community. Admission is free of charge.

The event delivers with each other filmmakers, animators, actors and fanatics from across Western New York and past. Topping the festival is an intercontinental film level of competition, which presents $200 awards for greatest movie in a variety of groups which include: drama, comedy, animation, documentary, music online video, horror and experimental. Much more than $1,600 in prizes are handed out, together with a few special “716” awards that are offered to the most effective Western New York significant university scholar film, greatest faculty scholar film, and ideal total film chosen by attendees at the pageant.

The NCCC pageant involves continual screenings of finalists’ films, shows, exhibits and workshops.

This year’s highlighted keynote speaker is Debbie Rochon, legendary horror movie actor, writer, producer and director, ideal recognised for her powerful, off-kilter roles in “Tromeo and Juliet,” “Hellblock 13” and “American Nightmare.” Rochon also will offer you a cost-free workshop at the festival titled “Horror Acting 101 – Do not Be Scared!” Rochon experienced her directorial debut with the horror film “Model Hunger,” which was shot in Buffalo. She also wrote frequent columns for the horror enthusiast journals Fangoria and Asylum and, recently, gave critically acclaimed turns in will work motivated by classical writers.

Particular guest at this year’s pageant is Lynn Lowery, veteran actress, screenwriter and producer, most effective acknowledged for her movie roles in George A. Romero’s “The Crazies” and David Cronenberg’s “Shivers.” Lowery will current screenings of her films, “Ripper Tour,” “Ready for My Near-Up” and “Mindflip – The Sequel.”

Along with Rochon, Lynn will be accessible for Q&A, photographs and autographs.

The NCCC Movie & Animation Festival’s “WNY Filmmaker of the Year” award will be offered this yr to director, author, producer and actor Sam Qualiana of Lockport. He is best known for his movies “Snow Shark,” “The Legend of 6 Fingers” and “Lake Result.” Most not long ago, Qualiana served as the device creation manager for the built-for-Television set motion picture “Romance on Ice,” directed by Fred Olen Ray. Filming for the motion picture took place in Buffalo and East Aurora.