The Peninsula College Very Short Film Festival is happening this weekend

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College’s drama department will stream its third annual Very Short Film Festival — aka “Good Things Come in Small Packages” — show online for three days, Friday through Sunday.

Audiences can access the free Very Short Film Festival by heading to the Peninsula College Drama Department’s YouTube channel on the weekend of March 18 at bit.ly/3IwEdKv.

This year’s drama students chose to experiment with the art of improvisation and design theatre, festival organizers noted.

These shorts are “loosely based on a skeletal structure, shot live in a studio and edited to showcase their best dramatic and comedic moments,” the organizers said.

By improvising their dialogue around a plot, they say, there is both structure and spontaneity in the acting process of the film’s collaborators.

“The Very Short Film Festival began in response to the pandemic which closed most theaters on college campuses, but it is also a reminder that the work of actors on stage includes fundamental skills that are easily transferable to filmmaking,” Lara said. Starcevich, President. from the Drama Department.

Starcevich said she hopes to continue adapting the department to the needs of a digital-leaning, post-pandemic world.

“If this is going to be a Netflix, Hulu, Tubi TV world, students need the experience and the expertise to bring their passion for theater into the world of film,” she said.

Learn more about the film festival on Eventbrite at bit.ly/3IwEdKv

“Thank you for supporting our students as they begin their journey in filmmaking,” Starcevich said. “This show would not be possible without the generous support of Dr. Luke Robins, Peninsula College, Peninsula College Foundation, Rick Ross and the Associated Student Council (ASC), and your support and encouragement to Peninsula College students.”

For more information, contact Starcevich at [email protected] or 360-417-6478.

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