Tonight at 6:00, the next round of judging for the 37th Student Academy Awards will be held at the Whitsell Auditorium in Portland and the public is invited. And while you won't actually get to choose which films go on to the final smackdown in LA, you can sit there in the dark with a pen and notebook –– just like me –– and make notes about the films you're watching.
Okay, that's not the reason to do it. The reason to do it is because these films are good.
If you're an aspiring filmmaker, you need to see the level of work you better be doing if you seriously want to be taken seriously. And if you're an established filmmaker, you might want to see who's going to be taking work from you.
This is the Regional Finals judging, meaning we've narrowed the field down to no more than six entries in each category –– Narrative, Animation, Alternative, and Documentary.
Admission is free. Can't beat that.