IFC and UCLA Campus Events Commission Announce Winners of UCLA Shorttakes

The Independent Film Channel To Air Winning Entries In September

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) along with UCLA Campus Events Commission announced the winners of Shorttakes 2000, a Festival of Student Films in Southern California.


    Squirrel Nuts
    By Sean O’Sullivan


    The Artist
    By Ian Dale

The winners will have the celluloid spotlight cast on them with a National Premiere on IFC in September. Los Angeles area film fans can catch a glimpse of the winning entries at a screening, FREE and open to the public, on Friday, May 19 at the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza on the UCLA Campus. The evening will kick off with the winner in the animation category, The Artist at 7:30 PM followed by narrative winner, Squirrel Nuts at 9:00 PM. An award ceremony and reception for filmmakers and guests follow the screenings.

“IFC is dedicated to recognizing talented individuals striving to make film on their own terms. We applaud the UCLA Campus Events Commission for providing the opportunity and the venue to showcase these up-and-coming filmmakers,” commented Kathleen Dore, President, Bravo Networks.

Shorrtakes is a festival of student films established by the UCLA Campus Events Commission in 1992 to showcase UCLA student work. In recent years, Shorttakes has also screened the student films of such accomplished directors as Tim Burton and Bryan Singer. In 2000, submissions were accepted from colleges and universities throughout Southern California and the festival has become a central venue featuring up-and-coming Southland talent.

The Independent Film Channel (IFC), managed and operated by Bravo Networks, is the first channel dedicated to independent film presented 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. The Independent Film Channel, reaching more than 30 million homes on a full-time basis, is the most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film on television.


Ann Yershov