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Hamline Student Films Chosen to Screen at Special Event


Sixteen student films will be part of "Show Us Your Stories," the inaugural Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) Student Film Festival on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Short films created by two Hamline University students, Nathan Gebhard, and Rachel Summers, were chosen from among 50 entries to screen at the event.

Summers’ film, Parallels, is about people who meet unexpectedly and find they have a connection. Summers wrote, directed, and edited the film for a class last year while studying abroad in London. While working on location, she cast professional British actors and found a crew for the film

“My experience at Hamline's television studio gave me the tools to be successful for my film,” Summers said.

Gebhard’s film, Class, explores the brief moment in time where campus fills with people on their way to lecture.

“It focuses on the idea that some force pulls you onto campus,” Gephard said. “It is supposed to be a fun little look at people on their way to class.”

Both Summers and Gephard see themselves involved in film in the future. Summers, a cultural studies major, would like the chance to direct more films and possibly work at a social justice nonprofit. Gephard, a theater major, is interested in the differences between film and the stage and how they can be used to tell a story.

Tickets to the film festival are free and available to ACTC students, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of the Hamline community may get tickets at the Bush Student Center front desk. For more information visit the ACTC website.