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First Annual ‘Within Our Gates’ Black Student Film Festival At Columbia College Chicago May 7th

First Annual 'Within Our Gates' Black Student Film Festival At Columbia College Chicago May 7th

The first annual Within
Our Gates Black Film Student Film Festival and Competition
is set to take
place at Columbia College Chicago on Tuesday May 7th

Put together by the College’s Black Film Society and inspired by black filmmaking pioneer Oscar Micheaux (hence the name of the
Festival the which comes from title of Micheaux’s 1920 anti- lynching film)  the festival‘s goal is to “contribute
stories and images of Black Life”
and intends “to highlight the artistic achievements
of Black Students in the art of narrative documentary and experimental films at
Columbia College in Chicago.”

Cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay,  Best Editor Best Cinematography and Festival

The top ten films will be screened on Tuesday May 7th in Room 504 in the Film and
Video Department
  Building on the campus of Columbia College
located at 1104 S. Wabash starting
at 7PM

For more information you can go to the Within Our Gates
Facebook page HERE.

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