From a migrant worker in Beijing to a would-be “Marielito” in Cuba, from hacking computers to “hooking up” in college, the Canes Film Showcase offered a wide variety of subject matter and style for the 450 attendees who filled the Directors Guild of America theater on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard, Thursday evening, June 4.
For many filmmakers, screening their film in Los Angeles is an opportunity that rarely comes. For motion picture students from University of Miami’s School of Communication, that dream is about to be realized.
Facing certain death after the planes hit the World Trade Center, Sonja D’Amico jumps from a window. Yet as she plummets 110 stories, she is enveloped not by raging flames but by soothing thoughts of her beloved.
On Thursday, April 9, PREP students took over the UC breezeway to promote the University of Miami’s 18th annual Canes Film Festival. PREP students tabled to raise awareness of the upcoming event by engaging with students and faculty passing by throughout the day. Event flyers and popcorn were distributed while the students answered questions about the festival.
Ayiti Images, a traveling Florida film series, ends its successful 2014-2015 run with a double-feature screening about the Haitian experience. The concept of Ayiti Images birthed from a burning desire to educate and project an authentic voice that depicts the Haitian experience from a humanistic perspective through the use of film and discussion. The screenings will be held at six locations beginning with the University of Miami at 6:30 p.m.
Mailers, apps and marketing campaigns characterized by their innovation led to School of Communication students taking home six gold and eight silver local ADDY awards. Students used skills learned in the classroom to take on corporate clients by creating campaigns for Mary Kay, Maker’s Mark and Johnnie Walker. They also tackled global and social problems, ingeniously addressing the issues of cyber bullying, Ebola and childhood obesity.