UCT students Katey Carson and Dylan Bosman had their short films screened at the Sundance Film Festival's GFS MasterClass Showcase in the US, from 17 to 27 January.
Both are third-year students at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, and were two of only 24 students selected for the Screen Production stream last year. Carson and Bosman entered short films in a Google Plus initiative called GFS MasterClass, the brainchild of the Ghetto Film School of Los Angeles.
Their films, along with six other entries, were chosen to be showcased at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Carson's The Washing Up and Bosman's The Running Girl were the product of four weeks of intense preparation that culminated in expertly crafted and visually arresting films.
The Sundance Film Festival, associated as much with its chairperson, Robert Redford, as with Park City, where it is held annually, is one of the biggest film festivals in the US, and a showcase for independent talent from America and around the globe.
Directors who got their big break at Sundance include Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Darren Aronofsky. The Ghetto Film School had an exclusive screening on the 17th January dedicated to the eight GFS MasterClass competition finalists, at which a panel of producers, actors and directors gave feedback on their films.
View the interview Carson and Bosman did for the UCT Film Society.
For updates on the US trip, see the CFMS FaceBook page.
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