Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ferris Video Festival Set To Take Place On Campus

BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State University is proud to host the 10th annual Ferris Video Festival beginning Thursday, April 22, in IRC 120 at 6 p.m. with a showing of a feature film produced, written and directed by a 1994 Ferris Television Production graduate Jon Rosten in an event that is free and open to the public.

The Ferris Video Festival is a two-day event taking place on Thursday and Friday.

The event kicks off with festivities on Thursday.

Rosen, who currently works for Warner Brothers in Hollywood, created an award-winning film “Valley of Angels” after being encouraged by the script on which is it based winning the grand prize award in the International Screenwriting Contest.

The film is “… a gritty L.A. drug story about a man desperately seeking a path out of the only world he knows”. It has won three awards at the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival including the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature.

Its principle actor, Danny Trejo, won the Best Actor in a Feature award and George Katt won the Best Breakthrough Actor award. The film has been released in the United States and Canada as well as in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Russia.

Be sure to check out Ferris professor Fred Wyman discussing the Ferris Video Festival on the next edition of Ferris State Live on Thursday April 22 at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 32 in northern Michigan.

Get all the information you need about the Ferris Video Festival by visiting the Web site: http://ferrisstate.tv/FVF/index.html

Here is the news release about the event: http://ferrisstate.tv/FVF/news.html

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