New York, NY – April 1, 2013 – The Metropolitan College of New York School for Business Media Management MBA program is proud to announce the winner of the Inaugural MCNY Annual Short Film Festival Poster Competition, submitted
by Arsenije Catic, a 3rd year undergraduate student of Interaction Design Department at Belgrade Metropolitan University, in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition, the Festival is honored to welcome Jambox Entertainment and IFC Center among the list of sponsors of this year’s festival. Kristie Velasco, Program Coordinator of the Media Management MBA Program in the MCNY School for Business, said “This was our first poster competition, and we were excited to receive a number of excellent submissions. It was close, but this image ultimately was the one our Media Management MBA students voted to represent the MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival.” With the theme “Reflections of a Dream,” the festival is a two-day celebration of both the business and creative aspects of the film industry that continues to grow and expand into divergent media fields. “We usually dream of what we see and what we know. Dreams are abstracts of our imaginations,” said Mr. Catic of his submission. “My work represents this kind of dream — the dreams that are inward and outward.”
New sponsors have also joined corporate and community sponsors from past years in support of the students in their organizing efforts. Jambox Entertainment was founded by Lee Evans, whose many accomplishments include work with singers Marc Anthony, Cyndi Lauper, Harry Belafonte, The Force M.D.s, Brass Construction, Rainy Davis, Afrikaa Bambaataa and a long list of dance Hip Hop and Latin freestyle favorites from the 80s and early 90s including artists Cyre and The Cover Girls. Working with MCNY as a mentor and site supervisor for student internships at his recording studios, Mr. Evans said, “JAMBOX Entertainment is proud to be a sponsor of the MCNY 4th Annual Film Festival! We have always been a supporter of up and coming artists in the field pursuing their dreams. The MCNY Short Film Festival provides a much-needed platform for aspiring filmmakers to show their work, build their network, and meet professionals in their field. What a great opportunity!”
Opened in June 2005 in the historic Waverly Theater of the IFC Center, the ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out thebest in independent film, has joined the number of community and corporate sponsors of the festival and has joined Jambox Entertainment in underwriting some of the prizes for the festival. The festival, which grew out a classroom project, has developed into a platform for burgeoning filmmakers, and provides real time project management experience for the school’s media management MBA students.
Integral in the MCNY Purpose Centered Education teaching model is our Constructive Action, where in the MBA Programs, students conduct extensive business research, plan and begin implementing new media ventures in a myriad of fields. As in past years, the Festival is proud to welcome Throwbax and Grave Shift Studios to join returning Soi66 on the list of student companies supporting the Festival as sponsors as well.
MCNY 4th Annual Media Management Short Film Festival is scheduled for 6-9pm on April 4 and 5 in the school’s 11th Floor Conference Center at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY, and will include a Keynote address by film and television executive Peter Anthony Andrews on Thursday, April 4 followed by the screening of the short film finalists on Friday, April 5. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information, including winning films from prior years, is available on our website at www.mcny.edu/filmfestival.
CONTACT: Prof. Kristie Velasco 212-343-1234 or (917) 719-0293 or