Chi Wins Best Picture, Best Director
June 27, 2011
Ien Chi of Duluth, Georgia, a member of the Oxford College Class of 2011 and a rising junior at Emory College, was selected to receive the award for both Best Picture and Best Director at the 2011 International Campus Moviefest, held June 26. The site of the ceremony was the Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood, California. In attendance were student filmmakers from across the country, representatives and sponsors of Campus MovieFest as well as film celebrities including Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Parnell and Jack McBrayer.
Chi won for Tick Tock, a film that he wrote, directed and edited. The film previously won the Grand Prize in Emory University's Campus MovieFest, qualifying the film for the international competition.
Of the creation of TickTock, Chi says:
Earlier this year Ien Chi gave an interview about filmmaking and the liberal-arts experience.
Campus Movie Fest is the world's largest student film festival and a premier outlet for the next generation of filmmakers. The now-national competition began on the Emory campus in 2001, when four students provided fellow students with everything they needed---including camcorders and Apple laptops---to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 500,000 students have told their stories on the big screen, receiving all the necessary technology and training for free, thanks to corporate partners and schools.