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Two Student Films Selected for Prestigious Festival

Films by two student filmmakers, Francesca Mastrianni '18, a film and media studies major, and Jillian Banner, a visiting student from Carleton College, have been accepted into the 2015 Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival. Mastrianni's film, "Labor of Love," chronicles the experiences of two very different Arkansas Valley farmers. Banner's film, "Life by the Horns," explores the world of professional rodeo clowns. Both films were created in Colorado College's two-block summer course, The Colorado Documentary Project, taught by Assistant Professors of Film and Media Clay Haskell and Dylan Nelson.

The Colorado Documentary Project is dedicated to gripping storytelling, original research, and community-building through the production and distribution of documentary films about the region. Mastrianni worked with the Arkansas Valley Grower's Association and the local Venetucci Farms, and Banner worked with the ProRodeo Hall of Fame to help find their stories.

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the country dedicated solely to films by and about women; it is highly selective and well regarded in the national film community. The festival takes place at Colorado College and the nearby Fine Arts Center Nov. 13-15.

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