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Media Arts Juniors Selected for 2021 EDU Film Festival

May 22, 2021

Congratulations to Media Arts Juniors Noel Fitzpatrick (2022), Libby Strittmater (2022), and JP Garcia (2022); all three had work accepted into the 2021 EDU Film Festival! The festival streamed this year and opened on Friday, May 21st.

In addition, Noel Fitzpatrick and Libby Strittmater were both award finalists and were both nominated for the Minnesota Women in Film and Television award. Noel Fitzpatrick was also a Best Documentary Finalist.

The EDU Film Festival serves an important role in the development of young filmmakers in Minnesota. EDU aims to provide young filmmakers with an authentic film festival experience, a valuable understanding of the film industry, and an opportunity to screen their movies in a theatrical setting.

By putting students together with Minnesota filmmakers, industry professionals, and post high school educational institutions, the EDU Film Festival also introduces the young filmmakers to the variety of film industry options available in Minnesota.

Lastly, The EDU Film Festival provides a time and place for young filmmakers from all over the state to interact with each other, form friendships and partnerships, and to create a professional network of peers.