Shorts Program: GMU Student Showcase

Best of Film at Mason is a showcase of recent notable and award-winning films. From heartfelt to heartbreaking intermediate and Senior fiction films, to poignant intermediate and beginning level documentary shorts, this program captures and celebrates the diversity of cinematic storytelling in Film and Video Studies at George Mason University.

Off the Field | Meagan Arnold | 2016 | Documentary | 14 min
A high school football coach with special needs teaches players more than just the game. Made in our Documentary Film Directing course. Awarded Best Student Film by the Indie Capital Awards.

Gone | Hannah Looney | 2016 | Music Video | 4 min
The music of artist Aylive is highlighted with this modern twist on Bonnie and Clyde. Made in our Music Video Experimentation course.

Forest of Light | Nathan Guarduno | 2016 | Fiction | 12 min
A young boy runs away from home after the death of his mother and the breaking of his heart. Made as Nathan’s Senior Capstone film. Awarded Best of Fest, Best Editing and Audience Award at Mason Film Festival 2016

Grace the Ghost | Jordon Jones | 2017 | Fiction | 8 min
A recently heartbroken man finds out that he is being haunted by a not-so-ordinary ghost who gives him the kick he needs. Made in Fiction Film Directing.

Happy Moments | Erblin Nushi | 2017| Fiction | 13 min
A brother’s return brings division, not comfort, to a mother and younger son as secrets begin to surface. Made in Fiction Film Directing.

The Situation | Brittney Flores | 2017 | Fiction | 5 min
A maintenance man is given an unsuspecting task. Made for our introductory course in Video Production for Film.

Stop the Time | Scott Kotwas | 2017 | Fiction | 14 min
A music loving janitor with a troubled past tries to get his hands on some concert tickets.
Made for FAVS Senior Capstone. Awarded Best of Fest, Best Sound Design, Best Dramatic Film – Mason Film Festival 2017

Lost Socks | Kyle Finnegan | 2017 | Fiction | 12 min
Two roommates accidentally stumble into the magical land where lost socks go. Made as Kyle’s Senior Capstone film. Awarded Best Comedy and Best Production Design, Mason Film Festival 2017

Divided Attention | Madeline Rooks | 2016 | Documentary | 4 min
A teenage boy in his daily life as he deals with severe ADHD. Made for our introductory course in Video Production for Film.

Bunso | Roberto DeCecco | 2017 | Fiction | 12 min
Ditching his family to spend the night with his older rebellious cousin, Sean makes an impulsive decision to impress him. Made as Roberto’s Senior Capstone. Awarded Best Cinematography Mason Film Festival 2017

Filmmakers will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

See the Film

Sat Oct 28

In Person at Bow Tie Cinemas
11940 Market St., Reston, VA 20190
1:00 pm