The annual Tri-College Film Festival is back. The festival, now in its eight year, will be held at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Thursday, May 9, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Festival co-organizer Sophia Abraham-Raveson ‘18 is glad to bring her career in film back to Haverford as a recent graduate. “I attended the festival my senior year, and really appreciated seeing all of my friends’ work. Before that, I really didn’t know my peers were even making film,” wrote Abraham-Raveson in an email correspondence. An employee of Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival since the summer of 2017, Abraham-Raveson is now in charge of helping pull-off the event. “It’s been a great experience taking my film festival experience back to the Tri-Co,” she continued.
This year’s festival will be juried by Maori Karmael Holmes and Naima Ramos-Chapman. Holmes is the founder of BlackStar Film Festival and is a creative executive of MeToo. Ramos-Chapman is a writer and director for the HBO series “Random Acts of Flyness.” Holmes and Ramos-Chapman will be awarding most of the prizes at the festival, though the festival will also award an audience favorite based off of votes from attendees.
In addition to screening student films, the festival will also include a presentation of multimedia projects. At last year’s festival, these included augmented reality and sculpture projects.
Tri-College sponsors for the festival include Bryn Mawr’s Film Studies Program, Haverford’s John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Swarthmore’s Film and Media Studies Department. Additionally, the festival receives support from the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, BlackStar Film Festival, Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Lightbox Film Center, PhillyCAM, and the Scribe Video Center.