Covey Film Festival

Covey continues with Sunday TU event

By Jordan Barela jordan.barela@gaflnews.com

October 20, 2017

Florida State University film students will get the chance to screen their work to the Thomasville community Sunday.

As part of the ongoing Covey Film Festival, seven FSU film students will present short films at Thomas University.

FSU film professor Paul Cohen, also an ambassador and consultant for Covey, said the films, made by undergraduate and graduate students, are unique this year as “they are all directed by women.”

“It’s a diverse group of films,” said Valerie Scoon, also a FSU film professor.

Sconn will lead a conversation on filmmaking following the screenings. Sara Karimipour and Laura Johnson, second-year FSU graduate film students, will take part in the discussion. A Q&A also will be conducted.

Along with the student film showcase, a screening of the documentary “Good Fortune” will follow.

 The documentary, Cohen said, is a “rags to riches story” of John Paul DeJoria.

Cohen said the opportunity for him to bring films to the Covey Film Festival each year is through his “relationships with businesses as an academic.”

The student films will begin at 3 p.m and the screening of “Good Fortune” will be at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Lisa Billups