MTC students, finalists in international film festival

(Bradenton, FL—October 5, 2018) A film produced by Manatee Technical College Digital Video Technology students was a finalist in the 2018 Single Take Film Festival.  This year’s competition had 39 submissions from 9 countries.  The MTC student entry, “The Best Man,” was one of the 16 finalists.

“We were the only school entry,” said Amity Hoffman, instructor for the MTC program.  The students were competing against independent film makers from around the world.

The Single Take Challenge celebrates the art of the single-take film, which means the entire story is filmed in one single take.  Films could be any length under 8 minutes.

“The Best Man” is under 6 minutes.  The short film tells the travails of the best man—from losing the ring, spilling coffee on his speech, trying to sober up a drunk pastor, and finding his grandmother in such a deep sleep he thought she was dead—just hours before the wedding.

The world premiere was held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on October 4, 2018. The film can now be seen on Vimeo

Pictured at the Film Festival is a group from Manatee Technical College: Brian Beach (Digital Video Assistant Instructor), Colin Davis (MTC Digital Video Graduate), Bill Kavanaugh (MTC Digital Video Graduate), Amity Hoffman (MTC Digital Video Instructor), Craig Artim (Bradenton Resident / Actor), Pamela Sikkema (Bradenton Resident/ Actor), Tori Silva (MTC Digital Video Student), Will Hennessy (MTC Digital Video Graduate), and Natalia Lopez (MTC Digital Video Student).

Digital Video Technology is a 10-month career preparation program at Manatee Technical College.  Students learn the latest techniques in the production of digital video.

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