ATLANTA – For those aspiring to become tomorrow’s blockbuster or indie filmmakers, the taste of hobnobbing at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals became a reality for Georgia State students Taylor Dudley Rose and Donovan Stanley. Their film “TOGETHER” was among the film shorts selected by Campus Movie Fest (CMF) and screened during the 71st annual Cannes International Film Festival in France.
Dudley Rose (B.A. Journalism, in progress) and Donovan (B.A. Film, in progress) joined 45 student filmmakers from 21 universities across the country to take part in the CMF Cannes experience; a trip punctuated by their film screenings at the Marché du Film and on-demand in the Short Film Corner. TOGETHER, written and directed by Dudley Rose and shot by cinematographer Stanley, is a visually tasteful film about the unseen harmony of human connection.
“Attending the Cannes Film Festival in May has been more than a dream come true. Being in the presence of big-name stars and prominent directors and receiving practical wisdom has been an eye-opening experience that feels real and tangible,” said Taylor Dudley Rose. “After going to lunch with producers, going to red-carpet premieres, and seeing our film, TOGETHER screen in the Festival Palais, I can truly say I’ve had the time of my life thus far. I can’t wait to go to the festival again, hopefully with one my own films in competition.”
According to Campus Movie Fest Marketing Coordinator, Julia Howard, “The program is an incredible opportunity for our CMF filmmakers to get a taste of the industry firsthand. They have the chance to network, see exclusive films, learn from the experts, see their film screen, and become inspired for their next project. Underneath all the excitement and glamour, the program is really a great educational tool to help these filmmakers take the next step in their careers.”
Last year, Georgia State graduate student alumnus Gabe Monett (M.A. ’18) also attended the CMF Cannes program for the screening of his film, Das Mahn Bun.