Work by HU students accepted into Chicago film fest

Huntington, Ind.—Three digital media arts majors from Huntington University have had their work accepted into the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival to be held Oct. 22-Nov. 1.

Seniors Jimi Bonogofsky and Colleen (King) Thornbrugh’s short animated film, “I Think I Might Be” was chosen along with junior Johnathan Roatch’s piece, “Aqua Melodies.”

Bonogofsky, of Montgomery Creek, Calif., and Thornbrugh, of Clarksburg, W.V., interviewed children in the Huntington community and animated their responses for their film. Roatch’s film is reminiscent of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” with colorful fish moving to music creating shapes and patterns. Roatch is from New Creek, W.V.

The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features more than 200 films from 40 countries and screens a wide range of projects from live-action and animated features, to shorts, T.V. series, documentaries, and child-produced works. One of the most unique festivals in the country, showcasing the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value-affirming new cinema for children, the CICFF is the only children’s film festival to be an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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