John Cabot University Student Film Showcase 2018

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The Student Film Showcase organized by the John Cabot University Department of Communications and the Digital Media Lab took place on April 19, 2018. Professor Brian Thomson, Coordinator of the Digital Media Lab, hosted the event. The event featured 15 short films recently produced by JCU students and staff, including narrative, documentary, promotional, and experimental works.

Student Film Showcase 2018

Student Film Showcase 2018

Narrative
La Cervicale by Anastasia Papanicolaou
An Italian and an American share more than language lessons when the latter falls prey to the most mysterious of Italian illnesses.

(Fe)Male by Lucia Gallo
Louie has a tough day ahead of him when he discovers that he has to make his way in a woman’s world in this satire.

The Puppysitter by Francesca De Smet
A reluctant puppysitter fears the worst when she loses her charge at the park.

Patient 1 by Sierra Wharton
Zombies are people too. Mostly. Lorenzo becomes the unwitting poster child for (in)human rights after recovering from a slightly-more-than-near-death experience.

Thomas Has a Shitty Day by Joel Hashop
An unlikely movement is born when Thomas gets caught short after devouring some dodgy leftovers.

I.M. by Riccardo Pugliese
It’s just a chat room- right? An unhappy young woman gets more than she bargains for when she strikes up a relationship with niterider314.

Documentary
What’s Beautiful for JCU by Rebecca Piatelli
JCU students talk beauty in theory and in practice.

Blackbird by DeZell Lathon
Deja Scott presents a striking portrait in miniature of the African-American experience in Rome.

Video Essay
The Female Gaze by Monica Ioana Lungeanu
The video essay examines whether the so-called “chick flick” has succeeded in presenting an active female gaze in which the male body becomes an object of aesthetic and sexual pleasure for white heteronormative female viewer.

Love at First Voice by Sabrina Mancini
What does it mean to be human and in love with an artificial intelligence? The video essay probes the question.

Black in Japan by Roberto Ronzulli
The video essay discovers Japan’s homogeneous society’s complicated relationship with the black other.

The Rebel Network by Stefania Piccialli
The video essay looks at how Orphan Black empowers women and queer people to engage in active resistance against the dehumanizing forces of postmodern capitalism.

Experimental
Poem by Kiriko Mechanicus

⦿ by Nick Dmytrakov

Promo
History Now Promos by Morgan Collins, Lucia Gallo, Giacomo Palattella, Allegra Popper & Maria Bruy, Chiedza Mashonganyika, Susanna Di Martino, Federica Cubello