The junior class cabinet is organizing QUIFF, the Quinnipiac University Independent Film Festival.
This event is set to take place on campus on April 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m and is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and faculty.
QUIFF is an idea that originated within Student Government when Junior Class President Mike Radparvar, Junior Class Vice President Linda Sandstedt and Junior Class Representatives Erin Rosa, Paul Romano, Ricky Baltimore, George Kallivrousis, Victoria Backus and Megan Tammany discussed their options for planning an event for the school to be held sometime this semester.
As part of its festival, faculty and staff from the School of Communications judge the productions that students within the school submit and choose the best from those for an audience to view.
Usually, production majors within the School of Communications produce the films that the judges allow an audience to view.
Erin Rosa, a junior media production major, and Mike Radparvar, a junior international business major, are both excited to help create a different kind of film festival that all students, regardless of major or film background, can participate in.
“We want to make it a fun event for the entire student body, rather than just School of Communications students,” Rosa said.
“The junior class cabinet is working as hard as they can to make this event as appealing as possible to the entire student body,” Radparvar said.
Any student interested in entering QUIFF must fill out a form for each submission of his or her independently made media production project, music video, documentary, drama, comedy, mocumentary, etc., by April 2 in box # 2418 in the Student Government office located upstairs in the Carl Hansen Student Center.
Students may pick up the form in the Student Government Association office or from the Student Center room 214.
All productions should be between five to fifteen minutes long. After April 2, a panel of judges will view all student productions.
As long as the judges do not disqualify the productions due to inappropriate material, they will appear at a screening in late April for all undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff members to observe.
The junior class cabinet will offer a prize to the productions voted best.
In addition to the screening, the Student Programming Board, a co-sponsor of QUIFF, will be showing a main stage movie while offering free temporary tattoos and a chocolate fondue station, adding to this unique event for the campus.
The junior class cabinet will also offer food and free giveaways. For more information concerning QUIFF, please e-mail [email protected]