MSUM Students And Faculty Contribute To Fargo Film Festival

Since March 2000, filmmakers and movie lovers gather downtown Fargo to honor the art of cinema at the annual Fargo Film Festival. Many MSUM students, faculty and alumni have contributed their films. This year, five student films and two faculty films will be shown at the festival March 6-10.

Student Films:
– (Shane Mackinnon, Chuck Miller, Dan wittenberg, Alyssa Yule, Michael Schreifels, David Kolar, Steven Kuhlman, Ben Pimlott, Simone LeClaire, Luke Vonasek (Winner- Honorable Mention: Student Category & Recipient of the Rusty Casselton Award)

Wings, Dirt, Magic

Wings, Dirt, Magic– ( Simone LeClaire, Conor Holt, Jon Andreas Sanne, Travis Bushette, Fernanda Badeo, Jesse Stiller, Mallery Mohn, Danu Vino, Blake Severyn, Jesse Collins)
– (Tyler Sorensen, Justin Schroepfer)
The Mariner
– (Mike McMahon, Billy Straub, Adam Brant)
Francois Marconi: Man or God?
– (Patrick McKeown, Travis Bushette, Meg Britt, Colin Sloan, Dan Kleba, Heather Alvar, Billy Straub)
Ant Farm
– ( Adam Smith)

Faculty Films:
Teen Writes: The Group That Opened the Box
(Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson)
Cats Cradle (Ray Rea)

Friday night at 4 p.m., Academy Award® nominated filmmaker James Spione will show a special screening of his latest film, the Academy Award® nominated documentary,  Incident in New Baghdadand and answer questions in the Livingston Lord Library, room 103.The documentary screening is hosted by the Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Spione is an independent filmmaker based in New York. Incident in New Baghdad recounts a U.S. Army infantryman’s life-changing experiences on the scene of a controversial 2007 American helicopter attack made famous by WikiLeaks. The film won Best Documentary Short when it premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, and garnered the Grand Prize for Documentary Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film also won the Documentary Short category for the 2012 Fargo Film Festival and is currently nominated for several BEST IN SHOW awards.