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Student Filmmakers

USF is about 2500 miles from Hollywood, California, but two students are getting attention for the award-winning short films and videos that they're making right here on campus. University Beat introduces you to Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman and their film, "Focus," which won "Best Picture" honors in the Campus MovieFest's USF and statewide competitions.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

USF students/filmmakers Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman talk about how they met.

Sarah and Jesse talk about the meaning of their award-winning short film, "Focus."


Jesse Newman, a senior majoring in Social Science, talks about his internship at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sarah Wilson, a junior majoring in Mass Communications, talks about her public service announcement, "Drive Smart," which was one of three winners in last year's Bridgestone Firestone "Safety Scholars" video contest.


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UPDATE: Sarah Wilson's video, "Drive to Arrive," won the 2008 Bridgestone Firestone "Safety Scholars" video contest, the second year in a row she's won the competition. Sarah's video will be broadcast as a public service TV commercial for Bridgestone Firestone next winter. In addition, she'll receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Chicago AutoShow to show her video to top automotive journalists.



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