WNET Channel 13 To Show Two Films From the 2016 CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay

The 2016 CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York will have two film submissions shown this month on WNET Channel 13, New York’s PBS station. WNET will show the first winning film on Saturday, April 9 after which voting will take place for the second film through Wednesday, April 13. Voters can view and make their selection beginning April 9 at www.reel13.org.

“We are thrilled that WNET will be honoring members of the CUNY family by running films that have been submitted to the CUNY Film Festival,” said Robert Small, a Macaulay professor who is Director of the Macaulay New Media and Digital Content Lab. “Our films depict social justice, urban life, assimilation, and globalization themes expressed through animation, comedy and other dramatic representation.”

The gala for the 2016 CUNY Film Festival, which is free and open to the public, takes place Saturday, April 16 at Macaulay at 35 West 67th Street. The screening event begins at 5:00pm.  Awards for the winners will be announced at a ceremony starting at 8pm. Student organizers and the Macaulay New Media and Digital Content Lab produce the event, the largest and most diverse showcase of the university’s cinematic talent to date.

To RSVP, go to: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/event/registration/?ee=55

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and New York City itself.   Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). For more information, see macaulay.cuny.edu.

Contact: Sheila Stainback, sheila.stainback@mhc.cuny.edu or 212-729-2924.

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