Student Film "The Battle of the Jazz Guitarists" doing well on Festival Circuit
Posted on November 15th 2012 in Announcement
"The Battle of the Jazz Guitarists," a documentary directed by MFA Directing student Mark Columbus '10, MFA '13, has been making it's way around the festival circuit over the past several months. In addition to being chosen as an official selection at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, the film also won best short documentary at both the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Guanajuato International Film Festival.
Columbus made this tribute documentary about his father Max, a jazz guitarist once famous in the Fiji Islands who took a big hit to his career by moving his family to America. Though just 7 minutes long, the film gives the viewer fantastic insight into the family's history and provides a emotional yet humorous examination of the father-son relationship.
For a more thorough overview of the film, check out the great write up on unsungfilms.com below!