Internet2, Student Media Group, Produce Digital Film Fest

Internet2, the higher education research consortium, is working with a student-managed television network to produce a film festival that will showcase films solely on the Internet.

Internet2 will co-produce the Internet2 Film Festival with the Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to show films from the 2006-2007 school year. Screenings will run over three nights from July 19 through July 21, during the Ingenuity Festival at Cleveland State University.

The student directors and producers will use Internet2 technologies to both submit and screen their films, the organizers said. A variety of media formats will be showcased, including short films, documentaries and student television shows.

Digital programming from diverse sources will be shown, including the work of students the University of Southern California, Brown University, Duke University, Oberlin College, John Carroll University, and the University of Akron.

After each night's screening, Internet2 will host a videoconference linking student directors with press and audience attending the film festival for a live Q&A session.

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