For the first time in its 46 year history, official selections from the Concordia Film Festival (CFF) will air together as a television series. The annual student-run festival event at the Mel Hoppenheim school of Cinema has partnered with Videotron’s community cable network MAtv to produce four half-hour episodes that will run from February 11th to May 26th.
The TV series showcases work by Concordia film students and features reporting from MAtv interns Pamela Pagano (Journalism) and Kaykeria Bernard (Communication Studies). Each episode will be available to Videotron cable subscribers through the channel, Club Illico and the general public can access them on the MAtv website.
Festival Co-Director and second year Film Studies student Max Holzberg credits former festival director Alex G. Vermeil for setting up the deal with MAtv. Viewers can expect a mix of animation and live action shorts along with interviews from students and professors discussing the film school, the films themselves.