Film Department Annual Festival in Question


BROOKLYN COLLEGE — Every year, film production students at Brooklyn College showcase their senior thesis films at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It is a rite of passage for production majors as they graduate and go on to the tumultuous industry that is filmmaking. But this year, due to COVID-19, the festival is in question, with some students looking to retain what they look forward to throughout their college lives.

“It’s not just about the films, it’s about us,” said Aeris Nguyen, a film production student who had graduated in the fall. She was set to premiere her thesis film, Incidentally: A Halloween Teen Movie, a culmination of her time at BC, at the festival originally scheduled for May 26.