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Broke Student Film Festival returns to LTU April 4-6

Release Date: March 21, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The International Broke Student Film Festival (IBSFF) returns for its third year at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield on April 4-6.

The highlight will be the presentation of films by students from Michigan and around the globe on the big screen of the Mary E. Marburger Engineering and Science Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building on Saturday, April 5, 3-10 p.m.

There are more than 80 submissions this year, including films from Greece, India, Canada and the United Kingdom. Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Connecticut and Washington are represented, as are six other Michigan colleges.

The festival begins on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. with live music in the Marburger auditorium in addition to the IBSFF Rewind film presentation from 7-10 p.m. Local bands will perform all weekend.

On Saturday, workshops with film and video professionals will be held from 9-10 a.m., 10:15-11:15 a.m., and 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Marburger auditorium and the Lear auditorium in the University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC). A reception will be held in the UTLC gallery on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

An exciting part of the Broke Student Film Festival is the 14-Day Challenge, which requires student filmmakers to make a film in 14 days employing various specified prompts and genres. The 14-Day Challenge presentations will be screened in Marburger auditorium from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, followed by the awards ceremony from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are free for all students; donations of $10 are requested for all others. Check out www.brokestudentfilmfestival.com for schedule information, volunteer opportunities, and much more! Questions can be directed to brokestudentfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.