Several films will be exposing Northern Virginia residents to another culture.
This past summer, 22 Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students received a hands-on filming experience in the Czech Republic.
During their trip, they created three short films that will be shown to members of the public on November 13.
“We want to show what our students did, because our students have such diverse backgrounds … We had students that had never been on planes before,” NOVA Cinema Professor Bryan Brown said. “We have students that scraped money together to be able to make this happen for them, because they saw the opportunities and the possibilities.”
Participants of the five-week program were responsible for writing the script and directing them. They also worked alongside award-winning and academy award-winning filmmakers.
The trip will play a large role in NOVA’s study abroad program, which officials are redesigning.
“We were the first ones to do this for the college, and what we did is actually now the template for study abroad going forward,” said Chris Stallings, who is also a NOVA Cinema Professor.
The films will be presented at the Lakeside Theater located on NOVA’s Woodbridge campus between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Administrators from the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček (FAMO), a school in the Czech Republic, will also show films created by their students.
Free parking will be available for event attendees.
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