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Springfield film student’s night to shine

07 November 2012
FUSQFEST 2012 will showcase student films at Orion Springfield on 23 November.
Students of USQ's, Bachelor of Applied Media (BAM) program invite you to join them at the annual Films of USQ Festival (FUSQFEST 2012) showcase to view their year’s work at Orion Springfield Town Centre on Friday, 23 November from 7pm.

The festival, now in its 12th year has partnered with Orion Springfield for the first time to show the films as part of the regular ‘Movies on Main’ which takes place at the centre on the third Friday of each month.

This year the Festival will showcase a series of short films from the 2nd and graduating class of the BAM program.

Faculty of Arts Associate Director Dr Daryl Sparkes said the quality of the student productions is outstanding.

'The students have taken all they have learned throughout the program and combined it with their own natural creativity to produce some innovative and professional films,' Dr Sparkes said.

'There will be five films by the 2nd year students and two films from our 3rd years.

'They will be a mix of PG-Rated comedies, dramas, action and comedy/horror films with something for everybody. Parents can use their discretion for younger children.'

Dr Sparkes said the stand-out movies of the year were two 3rd year films, a comedy titled Pinky Swear and a drama titled Lifetime.

'Pinky Swear is about a friend who makes a dying promise to his best friend that he will find a way to come back from the afterlife.

'Lifetime is about a man whose father dies and he then realises the Grim Reaper has a plan for him.

'We also have plenty of 2nd year short films to showcase this year, including a car chase and Japanese Ninja-style kidnap drama that are sure to entertain a large crowd.

'It is a great crop of films and it is wonderful to see a diversity of different genres on display. Everyone has put in a lot of hard work and the results are spectacular.

'We hope by partnering with Orion Springfield we will attract a wider audience in the Springfield community, giving students the opportunity to gauge how their works are received.'

‘Movies on Main’ will take place at the Town Square at Orion Springfield and begins at 7pm.

Audiences can bring their own deck chairs or hire one on the night with the money going to charity.

Restaurants, food court and selected retailers remain open till late and in case of wet weather the movies will be moved to the lower car park outside Aldi.

What: USQ Films of USQ Festival (FUSQFEST 2012)
Where: Orion Springfield Town Centre – Town Square 
When: Friday, 23 November from 7pm
No entry costs for the FUSQFEST 2012 or movies following.
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