Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sinon Fraser Alumni Reel Out "Focus On Film"

Sneak Peek's Michael Stevens reporting from Vancouver's Granville district...

On May 23, Sneak Peek attended the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Alumni Association "Focus On Film" 2007 Annual Alumni Gathering & General Meeting, at the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre.

Following a catered reception, almost 200 SFU Alumni crowded the plush theatre of the Granville-area venue to hear about the recent cancellation of the University of British Columbia (UBC) film programme, the SFU film programme's upcoming move to the currently under construction, West Georgia/Abbott Street/Cordova block of the Woodwards building complex and the NBC Universal, $250,000 donation towards a state-of-the-art screening room at the new facility.

Following another reception, the crowd were then treated to a screening of several, 10-minute shorts, produced by SFU students.

Films included "23" by Andy Gavel/Alex Konves, "Woodward's" by Tony Massil, "Eastbound" by Rita Tse, "Win, Place Or Show" by Nathaniel Sullivan and "Good Night, Sleep Tight" by Laurynas Navidauskas.