SFB funds Campus MovieFest

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Four organizations were fully funded at the Student Finance Board Meeting on Nov. 14.

The Student Film Union was funded $15,000 for the Campus MovieFest fees. The festival allows student filmmakers to showcase their creative works. The top 16 student films are shown at the finale and the top four teams qualify to compete at Terminus, the national competition in Atlanta.

“We have won awards for the past five years,” said Tyler Law, a senior communication studies major and president of the Student Film Union.

Teams from the College have won for special effects at the national contest for four consecutive years from 2014 to 2017, while Law’s team won the national award for best comedy this past year.

The festival is scheduled to be held during the spring semester and will run from March 27 to April 2. The finale will take place on April 11 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

PRISM received $2,500 to have speaker Scott Fried come and discuss his experience being HIV-positive. Ink will serve as a co-sponsor and will help with ushering and publicity.

According to PRISM’s proposal to SFB, Fried will  be touching upon the stigma that people with HIV face both in society as a whole and even within LGBTQ+ communities.

The event will be held on Thursday Nov. 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Physics Building Room 101.

The TCNJ Anthropology Society was funded $1,707.20 for its trip to the Mütter Museum and Penn Museum located in Philadelphia.

The Mütter Museum houses a wide collection of human remains that are directly relatable to the study and practice of physical anthropology and osteology, according to the club’s proposal.

The trip will take place on Saturday Dec. 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. SFB will cover expenses for the bus quote and the tip.

The Haitian Student Association received $553 for its event, Caribbean Game Night.

Food from Caribbean cultures will be served at the annual event, which is intended to be a relaxing night for students before they have to take final exams.

Three organizations will be co-sponsoring the game night — the Black Student Union will help with games, advertising and clean up, Union Latina will contribute with games and set up and the Association of Students For Africa will assist with advertising and encouraging members to come to the event.

The event will be held on Dec. 6 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 222. SFB will cover expenses for Haitian food, Jamaican food, drinks, plates, utensils and food warmers.

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