Global Film Festival Launches

A documentary film production course currently being team taught by festival director and W&M visiting assistant professor, Tim Barnard, and W&M filmmaker-in-residence, Jes Therkelsen, will provide additional programming. One team in the course is making a “Global City Symphony” using footage from cities around the world taken during W&M study abroad programs this summer. The other team is gathering footage for a Williamsburg city symphony. Both films will feature original scores composed by W&M music majors.

“We want the festival to open up dialogue and reflection about the world and cinema’s place in it,” explains Barnard.  “We also want to celebrate world cinema as part of our own city’s rich cultural offerings.” 

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