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March 28, 2016

Filmmakers to visit campus as part of the K-State 48 Film Festival

Submitted by Matthew Blomberg

Nick Pope

As part of the kickoff for the inaugural K-State 48 Film Festival, Princella P. RedCorn, documentary filmmaker; and Nick Pope, director of operations and programing for the Tallgrass Film Festival, will screen documentaries March 29-30. 

RedCorn will show her latest documentary, "Medicine Woman" from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. 

"Medicine Woman" follows the first Native American physician Susan La Flesche and other modern female healers. A Q-and-A session will follow the film.

RedCorn has extensive experience in all aspects of media production, earning her master's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. "The Quiet Power of Danelle Smith," her first Native Daughters documentary broadcast on NET Television in May, 2013.

Pope will screen trailers from past winners of the Tallgrass Film Festival and speak on the process of entering and successfully competing in a film festival. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in 208 Dickens Hall.

Pope is a graduate of the University of Kansas and has been with the Tallgrass Film Festival since its inception in 2003. His passion for offbeat and proactive film grew in the '90s with indie writer/directors such as Wes Anderson, the Coen Brothers and Paul Thomas Anderson. Each year, his programming team searches through more than 1,000 video submissions. Pope has taught several auteur and film theory workshops including a focus on Alfred Hitchcock, a history of documentary film, and the rise of modern independent film.

Can you make a film in only 48 hours? The K-State 48 Hour Film Festival offers K-State students the opportunity to showcase their work and creativity through the creation of a short film, in only 48 hours. The kick off begins March 31 and ends on April 2. The films will judged by professional filmmakers throughout the Midwest and screened at the festival's exhibition and awards ceremony on April 9.


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