SF Digital Media Student Competing in Tallahassee Film Festival Contest

Hot on the heels of winning three American Advertising “Addy” awards for her television advertisements, SF Digital Media student Audra Rauner has been awarded the SFC Provost’s Research Opportunity (PRO) grant to compete in the Tallahassee Film Festival’s 48 Hour film competition.

The $500 grant was given by Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education Work Group (RUE). RUE was formed to facilitate the institutionalization of research in undergraduate education at SFC. The group seeks ways to encourage faculty to incorporate research into the curriculum and to recognize the research endeavors of faculty and students.

Audra and her team will travel to Tallahassee on March 19. The five-person crew will produce a 5-minute independent film over the next 48 hours. The team will only receive the theme and be given a prop that must be incorporated into the film when they register on the 19th. This will assure that original content will be produced during the competition. Once the film is completed it will be placed online at Tallahassee.com and viewers can vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced during the Tallahassee Film Festival, April 8-11.

Digital Media Associate Professor Marc Shahboz, MFA, will serve as Audra’s faculty mentor for the project. He will oversee her preparations for the competition and monitor her progress online as the team produces their film.

“Audra has a great deal of talent and the skills to do well in the competition,” said Shahboz. “I am very excited to see what she will produce during the 48 hours. Santa Fe, without a doubt, will be well represented!”

For more information about SF’s Digital Media program, visit the program website.

Tallahassee Film Festival website

Film Festival 48 Hour Competition webpage

Audra’s Award-winning PSA for LifeSouth – YouTube video