35th Annual Hunter College Student Film Festival

Location: Lang Hall 424 Hunter North Building
Date: Saturday, May 22nd
4:00 PM all Submissions in all categories will screen
6:00 PM ONLY Selected Program will screen including
the Zuker Award winners

Hunter Students have been working hard all year on their documentaries,
narrative, and experimental films.
Please support Hunter filmmakers this Saturday afternoon and evening as they
share their films with friends, family, and the extended Hunter community.
All are welcome. This event is completely FREE with Free Refreshments.

For more information and updates join the Film & Media Society on facebook
SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 21st in 433 Hunter North at 4:00 PM.

Congrats to Prof. Marty Lucas!

Marty Lucas has just been funded to produce soap operas in Malawi with STORY WORKSHOP focusing on gender violence ( In 2008 Marty first worked with Story Workshop – one of the main media producers for Malawi, a country of 14 million in Southern Africa. Story Workshop has been producing radio shows on social issues since 1998. These shows have become the most listened to programming in the country. When Marty joined them two years ago it was to create a documentary video unit to produce a media series about food security, irrigation, grain storage, and composting practices.

Malawi has very little electricity, little television, therefore these videos are shown as part of multi-media events, on a bed sheet with a generator-driven projector. This project has just received funding from several European donors, so he will be going back this summer to produce the first episodes of a series based at a village health clinic that will explore a variety of social issues – sexual abuse, AIDS awareness and gender discrimination. Production stills from the pilot can be found on Marty’s
flickr site – they are wonderful – check them out: