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Fourth Annual REELSTORIES FilmFest Showcases Student Filmmaking
Now in its fourth year, REELSTORIES FilmFest has become a hub of creativity at Pepperdine and it returns Friday, Jan. 25. Featuring student-made films and three critically acclaimed feature length films, the evening begins at 6 p.m. at Joslyn Plaza, Malibu.
Playing alongside a selection of short student films will be three feature length documentaries. Bones Brigade tells the story of six skateboarders who evolved from insecure outsiders to influential athletes; Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry chronicles artist and activist Ai Wei Wei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government; and Searching for Sugarman features two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock star, Rodriguez.
Prizes will be awarded to student films in the categories of audience choice, technical excellence, purpose in subject, and overall winner. Watch last year's selections here.
REELSTORIES FilmFest was founded in 2009 by Pepperdine alumna Susie Lee to engage student filmmakers with the call to create films that "captivate and challenge the audience to think beyond the accepted norms in society." The festival selects and showcases student films that share this vision and tell stories with purpose.
For more information, contact Allan Heida at (310) 506-4304 or visit the REELSTORIES FilmFest website.