CUFF | 2017
Screening of Relocation, Arkansas, film from this year’s Philadelphia Asian-American Film Festival about Japanese Internment camps
English instructor and filmmaker Tracey Lewis-Giggetts will discuss the challenges of being a first-time, independent filmmaker making the transition from writing to visual storytelling
11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Deaf actor Robert DeMayo and assistant professor Brian Morrison discuss their work on the film Universal Signs, the story of a deaf man who must learn to forgive, love, and reconnect with the world after his fiancé’s daughter dies while in his care. Presentation in ASL; voice interpreter provided for hearing audience members.
Web series creator Christina Faith and members of her cast and crew host a panel discussion on her series, Single and Anxious, which looks at dating, relationships and friendships through the lens of millennial students of color.
Screening of films not selected to compete as finalists but worthy of being screened.
Director John Olshefski discusses his documentary, Quest, the portrait of a North Philadelphia family, which was selected to compete in the Sundance Film Festival, along with Christopher “Quest” Rainey, the main subject of the piece.
Screening of film finalists and awarding of prizes.