Peninsula College’s Drama Department will stream its third annual Very Short Film Festival, a.k.a. the “Good Things Come in Small Packages” show, March 18 – 20 online. This year’s drama students have chosen to experiment with the art of improv and devised theatre. Like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, these short films are loosely based on a skeletal structure, shot live in a studio, and edited to feature their finest dramatic and comedic moments. By improvising their dialogue around a set plot, there is both structure and spontaneity in the acting process for film collaborators.
“The Very Short Film Festival began in response to the pandemic shutting down most theatre on college campuses, but it also is a reminder that the work that actors do on stage includes fundamental skills that are easily transferrable to film,” said Dr. Lara Starcevich, chair of the Drama department. She hopes to continue adapting the Drama department to suit the needs of a post-pandemic, digitally-inclined world.
“If it’s going to be a Netflix, Hulu, Tubi TV world, students need the experience and expertise to adapt their passion for acting to the world of film,” she said.
Audiences can access to the free, Very Short Film Festival by going to the Peninsula College Drama Department YouTube channel on the weekend of March 18: https://bit.ly/3IwEdKv.
Learn more about the film festival on Eventbrite at: https://bit.ly/3MlElyT.
“Thank you for supporting our students as they begin their journey into filmmaking,” Starcevich said. “This show wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of Dr. Luke Robins, Peninsula College, the Peninsula College Foundation, Rick Ross and the Associated Student Council (ASC) along with your support and encouragement of Peninsula College students.”
For more information, contact Dr. Lara Starcevich at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 417-6478.