Cape Town, 2013 – Two UCT students, Katey Carson and Dylan Bosman, have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival to have their short films screened at the GFS MasterClass Showcase. They are both presently entering their 3rd year of study at The Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town and are 2 of only 24 students who were selected for the Screen Production stream last year. Both Katey and Dylan entered short films in a Google Plus initiative, called GFS MasterClass, the brainchild of the Ghetto Film School of LA. Their films, along with 6 other entries have been chosen to be showcased at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Katey Carson’s The Washing Up and Dylan Bosman’s The Running Girl were the product of four weeks of intense preparation which culminated in two films that are expertly crafted and visually arresting.
The Sundance Film Festival, associated as much with its chairperson, Robert Redford, as the snowy mountain town, Park City, where it is annually held, is one of the biggest films festivals in the United States and a wonderful opportunity to showcase independent talent from America and around the globe. Directors who got their big break at Sundance include Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Darren Aronofsky to name but a few. The Ghetto Film School had an exclusive screening on the 17th January dedicated to the 8 GFS MasterClass competition finalists, where a panel of producers, actors and directors could give feedback on their films. The Sundance Festival is running from 17th – 27th January 2013.