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Festival Highlights Best Short Films by Capital Region Students

ALBANY (September 18, 2015) — Winning films produced by area college students will be honored at the fourth annual 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival, sponsored by The College of Saint Rose and the Times Union.

The films will be shown Friday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the Madison Theater, 1036 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

15 Minutes Max is free and open to the public.

The juried competition was open to students attending colleges within a 50-mile radius of Saint Rose and, for the first time, to high school students within the same radius. More than 50 entries were submitted by students from 12 area high schools and colleges. Categories included fiction, non-fiction, music video and animation.

Prizes ranging from $100 to $500 will be awarded and 10 films, none more than 15 minutes long, will be shown during the festival.

“The goal of the festival is to showcase the best student work in the region and present it to the community at-large in the hope that it sparks even more production and interest,” said Liz Richards, assistant professor of communications at Saint Rose and the chair of the committee that is organizing the event.

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The College of Saint Rose ( is a dynamic, progressive college in the heart of New York’s capital city where teaching is the first priority. With 59 undergraduate programs, nine undergraduate certificates, 37 master’s degrees and 26 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.