First and worst film fest

Amos Johnson
By Amos Johnson February 23, 2018 13:06

Marcus Pasceri shows his Second Best Worst Film Award at the First and Worst Film Fest on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the University of Windsor (Photo By Amos Johnson).

By Amos Johnson

Many aspiring filmmakers may find their first short movie is usually not their best work. However even being bad can be good, maybe even so bad it’s good.

Film students at the University of Windsor held a fundraiser to showcase early work from their professors and fellow classmates on Feb. 15 in their studio. The event, known as the First and Worst Film Fest, screened a total of 14 short films with the theme being ‘so bad it’s good.

“You can actually laugh at people’s work and they’ll have a good time, no hard feelings,” said Gemma Cunial, a third year UWindsor film student and one of the organizers for the event.

Gemma Cunial and Keanna Dal Bello hand out awards at the First and Worst Film Fest on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the University of Windsor (Photo By Amos Johnson).

“We get to sit and enjoy one of your first films and see how far you’ve come.”

This is their second First and Worst film screening and this year offers audience choice awards such as Best Worst Film, Second Best Worst Film and Most Improved Filmmaker.

Marcus Pasceri is a fourth year UWindsor film student and won the award for Second Best Worst Film.

“I don’t normally like getting laughed at, but this is a very different experience,” said Pasceri.

Pasceri’s film The Good, The Bad, and The Dirge was created when he was 16 and was his attempt at making an action horror movie. Over time it turned into what Pasceri calls “a terrible film noir parody” and said his latest projects have been an improvement.

Whether you think a movie is good or bad, you can still find enjoyment out of it as long as you apply the right mindset. Other film events from the UWindsor students are set to continue at the beginning of March and the middle of April this year.

Amos Johnson
By Amos Johnson February 23, 2018 13:06

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