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Universidade Potiguar students participate in International Film Festival


Universidade Potiguar students participate in International Film Festival

New UnP program already earning recognition in leading international events

Students from Universidade Potiguar’s Film program had their film "Viva Palhaço" (Live Clown) selected to appear at the International Film Festival in Krakow, Poland, which will take between May 28 and June 3, 2012. "Vermelho" (Red), the cinematography of another movie that will be displayed at the festival was the work of another Film student, Jean Johann, and Marcela Rosselini a student from UnP’s Advertising program.

For Prof. Fabio DeSilva, Director of the Film Program at UnP, qualifying for a renowned film festival like Poland is a great achievement, especially considering that the Film program has only existed for two years. "This achievement is an incentive for all young film students and shows that there are no borders for the production of this art form," he concludes.

The Krakow Film Festival is dedicated to short films, fiction, animation and documentary. The festival takes place each year between late May and early June in Krakow, Poland. The first festival took place in 1961 and three years later its reputation enabled it to host its first international edition. Since 2001, the festival honors national and international productions and has established itself among Europe's oldest events dedicated to animation, documentary and other forms of short film.

The jury assigns the following awards in international competition: the Golden Dragon for the director of the best film, the Silver Dragon for best documentary, best film and best animated feature film, as well as Honorable Mentions and the Peoples Award, which is awarded by the public to the best film shown in competition.

This article was originally written in Portuguese and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.