Student filmmakers from around the world will convene at DePaul University this February to showcase their work at the Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival. Innovative student filmmakers from Mexico, the U.K., Hungary and Canada will attend screenings and compete for awards Feb. 1-2 on DePaul’s Loop Campus and at the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square.
“The Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival is a front row seat to the world’s stories. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion by showcasing the work of emerging young voices and unique ways of storytelling,” says festival director Michael X. Flores, assistant professor in DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts. Students from more than a dozen countries on five continents submitted short films and screenplays to this year’s festival.
Films from Canada, the Dominican Republic, England, Hungary, India, Iran, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland and the United States will be screened over two days. Some 70 DePaul University students were involved in selecting the films as well as organizing and hosting the festival. Events are free and open to the public but space is limited. RSVP at http://cdm.depaul.edu/bigshoulders