By: Kristin Helf, Contributing Writer
Students of all majors gathered in Van Bokkelen’s auditorium on Friday night to watch the films that students in the electronic media and film major have been working on this semester.
“[The festival] was created initially for people to submit things that weren’t necessarily completely finished, halfway through the year, and that’s why it’s called ‘Halfway There,’” Laura Gede, a member of the fraternity Lambda Kappa Tau (who hosted the event), said.
This year, students submitted films that ranged in category from documentaries to music videos.
Over 45 films were submitted in total, and 22 ended up being screened on Friday: three in each of the seven categories and four in the “short narrative” category due to a tie.
“It’s a good opportunity to see people that you haven’t worked with, the experience to work with other people in your department…to just see who’s around you and be exposed to what they were doing,” junior and member of LKT Eric Wilcox said.
Similarly, sophomore Stephanie Buckley said that she attended in order to see what other film majors, like herself, were working on.
The festival was open to everyone at Towson, and students came to the event for both entertainment and inspiration.
“I hope that people can sit back and watch these films and say, ‘next year I want to make something even better,’” Gede said. “‘Next year I want to win my category,’ or even, ‘I want to submit something.’”