A short documentary with Concordia ties is a finalist in an international film competition.
A short documentary featuring three senior Concordia volleyball players is one of 12 finalists in an international film competition.
The film will premiere at the Fusion Doc Challenge Screening at the Slamdance Film Festival Jan. 23-29. Slamdance is an edgier counterpart to the Sundance Film Festival.
The film will then screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Mont., Feb. 6-16.
The film, “Libero, Middle, Right,” was made by local filmmakers Dr. Greg Carlson, associate professor of CSTA, and Tucker Lucas.
The title is a reference to the positions of volleyball players Alyssa Schmidt ’15, Fosston, Minn.; Kelly Reed ’15, Elk Point, S.D.; and Kynndyl Ross ’15, McIntosh, Minn. The five-minute film looks at the end of the season and of their time on the team.
The international contest challenged participants to create short documentaries – four to seven minutes long – in five days. Filmmakers were given a theme and chose between two genres.
Photo: Kensie Wallner