On October 15, 2015

International film festival returns to Castleton University 

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. — CASTLETON — Hosted by Castleton Communications Professor Michael Talbott, Castleton University presents its Spanish-language Film Festival beginning Thursday, Oct. 15.

Featuring five different films, the festival will run from Oct. 15 through 29. Showings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium, and are free of charge and open to the public.

Introducing something new and innovative to the Castleton community, Talbott brought Castleton’s first international film festival to campus in March 2015. Featuring six foreign films throughout the month, the inaugural edition of the Castleton International Film Festival aimed to bring exciting films from around the globe to Rutland County.

That festival was made possible by the Tournées Festival grant, administered by the FACE, French American Cultural Exchange, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

The successful endeavor received national attention, and encouraged two such festivals that are scheduled for the 2015-16 academic year.

“Having an international film festival is an important part of a college or university,” said Talbot, who selects films for the festival that raise important issues across a variety of disciplines.

This fall’s festival will be followed by the Francophone Film Festival slated for the spring semester.

This series was made possible by a grant from the PRAGDA organization.

“The organization is not just concerned with money. They really care about putting on a vibrant event,” said Talbott.

For a full schedule of events and more on the Castleton Spanish-language Film Festival, visit castleton.edu/film-fest.

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