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MN Student Receives Honors in White House Film Festival

posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:48 AM by Stephanie Burdic   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 10:07 AM ]

Congratulations to Senior Jessie Chen who flew out to the White House in Washington, DC on October 1st after receiving an honorable mention in the 3rd Annual White House Film Festival. 

    Chen’s award-winning short film , “Wishing For A Different Present,” follows a father who struggles to get home to celebrate his son’s birthday and a son who wishes for a better world for his father to live in. She directed the short film during the summer working with UNC Chapel Hill freshmen Stephanie Dong and senior Alan Israel Ruiz Cantu.
    “Watching films from other young filmmakers and hearing each of their stories made me so hopeful and ready for what the future has in store for us. This entire experience was so surreal and felt like a dream. I will certainly remember every single detail of this adventure,” Chen said.

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