This month marked the first time that GradFest – the monthly showcase that highlights the final 16mm and 35mm projects from graduating Full Sail Film students – was held in the newly built Full Sail Live. With the venue’s multiple screens and powerful in-house sound system, the event dazzled the audience of friends, family, and faculty members.
Students embraced the excitement that was in the air by treating the night’s event like that of an actual Hollywood film premier, dressing to impress and mingling on the rolled out red carpet that led from the lobby into the main room.
This month featured four 16mm films (G.A.P.H., Lazy Accident, Role Played, and Nothing Gold Can Stay), as well as three 35mm films (Billy, Lou’s Bed and Breakfast, and Loves Me Not).
In producing their Final Projects, students applied the knowledge that they gained throughout the Film Degree program every step of the way, from preproduction and casting to shooting, editing, and post-production. They’re not only a great way for students to really submerge themselves into the filmmaking process, but also work as great assets to their demo reels as they prepare to enter the industry after school.