On last year’s Jeddah trip, Champlain students teamed up with local Saudi students to create two films in conjunction: “Wishlist” and “Cake”. The former film recently won in the Student Film category in the Golden Valley Global Cinefest, based in India. The latter is an official selection for the South Film and Arts Academy Festival, based in Chile. Both films have been nominated for the Alibag Short Film Festival.Continue reading
Over winter break, eight Champlain College students travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to co-produce two short films, alongside local Saudi filmmakers as part of a one-credit travel embedded course. The students’ majors include Filmmaking, Broadcast Media Production, and Creative Media. Professors John Rasmussen, Julia Swift, and Van Dora Williams were faculty leaders of the trip. This was the first year the trip was offered, but Rasmussen says it certainly won’t be the last.