Jenkins Receives Award at Festival
The Trail Dance Film Festival at Simmons Center in Duncan finished its tenth year Jan. 29-30.
After showing more than 130 submissions, filmmakers attended an awards ceremony to celebrate the two-day event.
At the ceremony, Cameron University Professor of Communication Dr. Matt Jenkins’ film “Veda” received the Golden Drover award for best film and was deemed crowd favorite by popular vote.
Associate professor of art Dejan Mraovic had his movie “My Girlfriend” featured as well. “My Girlfriend” is a three-minute short movie that has been shown in the biggest film festival in bangaledash and also made its appearance at Trail Dance.
As it stands now, Trail Dance Film Festival will take a hiatus next year.
The announcement was made at the end of the screenings after the award ceremony, but Anthony Foreman, Trail Dance founder, said the decision has been made for a while.
Foreman said the future of the film festival is uncertain.
“We have decided to take a hiatus,” he said, “so we really don’t have an answer about the future.”
Although he isn’t sure, Foreman thanked the Duncan community for their support over the last ten years.