Saratoga Film Society holds ‘Oscar Night’

May 7, 2008 — by Aditi Jayarman

The return of the Saratoga Film Society will also bring the return of an Oscar Night, to be held May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Large Gym. Categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Documentary and Best Picture.

“We wanted to give students the chance to share films that they made in their classes with the public so that they can be recognized,” said club president junior Alex Ren.

The Saratoga Film Society, an active club on campus until 2003, experienced a five-year hiatus until its revival by history teacher Mike Davey this year. Davey and drama teacher Chris Mahle are advisers for the club, which is headed by Ren, junior vice-president Julia Glausi and junior treasurer Mridula Nadamuni.

Films made for school projects as well as those created particularly for Oscar Night are welcome. Ren said he and the other club members are looking forward to the event despite their late start in planning the event this year.

“This year will be a ‘practice-run,’” said Ren. “I think it will be a good experience so that next year’s [Oscar Night] is even better.”

Aside from hosting Oscar Night, members of the club hope to improve their own film skills by watching other movies and holding discussions.

“I, along with the rest of the club, took on this challenge because we just love to make videos,” said Ren.

Best Picture entries must be between eight and 23 minutes

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