A music video that will move you (I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying). A screenplay that will keep you in suspense. An incredible journey through New Zealand that will fill your heart with joy.
Meet the Finalists of our 2018 Study Abroad Film Festival!
- Philip Baites | Tangier to Casablanca (IES Abroad Rabat – Study in Rabat, Academic Year 2017-18 | University of Tennessee – Knoxville)
- Penn Harrison | One Night in Barcelona (IES Abroad Barcelona – Liberal Arts & Business, Spring 2018 | University of Texas at Austin)
- Erik Patak | Happiness Only Real When Shared (IES Abroad Auckland – University of Auckland, Fall 2017 | University of Rochester)
Our 5th annual Film Festival received more than 96 submissions–the most-ever submitted to the Film Festival–and we couldn’t be more impressed with our students’ creativity! Our jury of highly esteemed IES Abroad alumni and staff in the film industry selected this year’s finalists based on production quality, entertainment, originality, and their ability to capture the spirit of study abroad.
We have our top three, but who will take home the grand prize? It’s up to you.
Watch the Finalists’ films, vote for your favorite, and share with your friends. The winning film will be announced live at our 2018 Study Abroad Film Festival Event hosted by Kate Flannery (best known for her nine seasons as Meredith on NBC’s hit show The Office) on November 7th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $1500 and the other two Finalists will take home $500 each. Voting begins October 1 and ends November 5.