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Fifth Annual REELSTORIES FilmFest Showcases Student Filmmaking

In its fifth year as the hub of creativity at Pepperdine, the annual student-led film festival REELSTORIES will take place Friday Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. in Mullin Town Square. 

Playing alongside a selection of short student films will be three feature length documentaries: Blackfish, The Crash Reel, and 20 Feet from Stardom. While the audience views the documentaries, judges will vote on the student films to determine the winner for each of the four categories. An award ceremony will follow.

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.

After checking in, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures in the photo booth and participate in interactive art projects. Wolf Creek will cater dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., when the films will begin.

Founded in 2009 by Pepperdine alumna Susie Lee ('10), REELSTORIES FilmFest aims to engage student filmmakers 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, visit the 2014 REELSTORIES FilmFest website.

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