Congratulations to Regent University of Virginia Beach for its championship showing at Poe Film Festival’s College Film Awards in Richmond on Saturday.
Twenty-three colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth were invited to submit their finest college films to the event. After three rounds of judging by respected industry directors, actors, producers and production professionals, two Regent University films scored the top two prizes.
Grand Prize winner was Regent graduate student Jarrod Anderson, director of “Changing Jane,” the story of a woman who chooses to encounter a regrettable life decision through an experimental procedure. Best screenplay award-winners W. Adam Burdeshaw and director Nathanael Dunn, both of Regent, topped other contenders with an elaborate short film, “Until Death Do Us Part.”
In recognition of Regent’s masterful wins, the university will receive a cash prize of $500. The award is sponsored by the Virginia Film Office.
Poe Film Festival also honored Talula Mays of Mary Baldwin University for Artistic Merit for her Poe-like suspenseful short, “Delicacy.” The Technical Merit Award was given to Justin Coupe and Patrick Ogden of Art Institute of Washington for their haunting drama, “Autumn’s Room.”
Thirtieth and final article in a series from our visits to colleges and universities that are invited to participate in the 2018 College Film Awards. Virginia Beach, Lynchburg, Winchester, Hampton, Petersburg, Roanoke, Williamsburg, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Read more…