With the Spring 2023 semester approaching, let’s look back at CofC Film Club during the Fall 2022 semester!! We watched a total of 13 films this semester. Some highlights included: watching Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003) on film club member Matthew Norton-Baker’s region-free Blu-ray player (the only way to watch the film), our collaboration with CofC PRISM watching My Own Private Idaho (1991), our Halloween Double feature of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), celebrating Día de los Muertos with CofC Hispanic Latino Club by watching the 2017 pixar film Coco with (hot) cocoa, and closing out the semester with Knives Out (2019) just in time for the sequel that released this winter!
In addition to our two collabs and Halloween Double Feature, some of the most notable events included a screenwriting workshop led by PURE Theatre co-founder and CofC faculty alum Rodney Rogers, our return to Trident Technical College for a filmmaking workshop led by Tim Fennell, our camera workshop led by Film Club treasurer Keller Hollingsworth, and the Film Studies Minor Open House!
We also hosted our annual screenwriting competition, with our amazing faculty judges this year being Emily Rosko, Michael Smallwood, and Nancy Nenno. We’re excited to begin production as a club on the winning film as our official submission to the Spring student film festival! Here are the winners they ranked:
- “Roses” – Natalie Dixon (’26)
- “The Fast Fall” – Peyton Brotzman (’23)
- “Post Mortem” – Anna Deason (’24)
What’s on the horizon for Film Club in the new year? Get excited for the biggest event of the year for us, our annual Student Film Festival, officially taking place on Saturday, April 8th, at the Queen Street Playhouse! More details to come later on how you can submit a film (any CofC or Trident Tech students are welcome to submit), as well as event info for general attendees). For general club meetings, we’re excited to kickoff the year with some movie trivia on Wednesday 1/11 to ease into the first day of the semester. And get excited for our first official screening on 1/18 (film TBA)! Thanks for a great 2022 and we’re excited to do some amazing things this semester!