OFFICIAL SELECTION & BEST OHIO SHORT FILM - 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival
In partnership with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the St. Edward Film Department committed its Spring 2018 semester to the creation of "Labyrinth": a collection of interviews in which women throughout Greater Cleveland share their experiences with misogyny, sexual harassment and assault.
While the production of "Labyrinth" enabled our students to advance their skills in digital filmmaking and documentary ethics, it doubled as a means of confirming our Holy Cross commitment to fostering good relationships--specifically by empowering these young men to develop more authentic listening skills and greater compassion towards women.
As a project conducted within the International Baccalaureate Film Higher Level course, "Labyrinth" challenged our junior filmmakers to be especially thoughtful Communicators, use resources made available to them by the CRCC to become more Knowledgable about sexual violence prevention, and express their Caring and Principled and Inquiry-based nature by formulating appropriate, precise questions for the documentary's participants.
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Founded in 2012, St. Edward's Film Department has garnered several international and national awards, including three "Official Selections" at the 43rd and 41st Cleveland International Film Festivals, Best Ohio Short Film at the 43rd CIFF, an Honorable Mention at the 2015 White House Student Film Festival, and four High School Production Awards from the National Academy for Television Awards Sciences (Emmys).