RIT Film and Animation Students Honored on the Big Screen
Honors Show at the Little Theatre gives recognition to student work
Sept. 16, 2011
by Kevin Fuller
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Rochester Institute of Technology will show off its best in film and animation at the Little Theatre during its annual Honors Show, featuring the best student work during the past year.
The show, which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Little Theatre, will honor 23 works including live action, animation, fiction, documentary and experimental pieces. Students represented range from first year to graduate level. Many of these films have gone on to national and international festivals.
This year’s show will feature Shreyasi Das, who was awarded Film Honoraria for her animation Dissonance by the Princess Grace Foundation.
“It’s important that members of the local arts community celebrate and acknowledge the good work our students do here at the School of Film and Animation,” says Jack Beck, professor in RIT’s School of Film and Animation. “I can’t think of a better place to facilitate the screening of the work our students have put so much in to. They are excited to see them on the big screen.”
Tickets are $6 general public, $5 for college students with ID; RIT students and faculty are free with valid ID.
Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 17,500 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges as well as its Guide to 311 Green Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 names RIT as a “Best Buy,” and The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes RIT among the “Great Colleges to Work For 2011.”
About The Little Theatre
The Little Theatre Film Society, located on East Avenue in Rochester, provides a unique environment for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community. The Little serves as a multi-cultural gathering place for affordable and accessible entertainment, screening more than 100 films per year, as well as hosting several annual community film festivals. The Little provides local artists a place to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks.