Fifty fabulous years of film (press release)

No reel is long enough to cover the 50 years of creativity at Humber.

Humber’s Film and Television Production program (FMTV) will celebrate a half-century of creativity and art with an exciting event on Friday, February 8, 2019. Titled Humber Film at 50, the event is open to faculty and alumni of the program.Mingling, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, speeches and film screenings will be highlights of the evening. 

The celebration will be held at The Spoke Club (600 King Street West) in the Portland Room (second floor). The venue is fully accessible for all, including a ramp and elevator.

Beginning at 7:00p.m., guests may have a cocktail and mingle before enjoying live entertainment. Notable alumni and instructors will begin speeches at 8:30 p.m.,followed by a compilation of various student-made films from the past 50 years.

An example of student success through FMTV is Bosniak, a short film that was written, directed and produced by Humber graduate Kejd Kuqo. In a dystopic, yet somehow uplifting way, Kugo looks at notions of friendship, war and survival through the feature of a teenage girl meekly surviving the Bosnian war. The production has been screened in over 20 film festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Festival de Cannes, and won numerous awards including the Best Foreign Film (Snowtown Film Festival), People’s Choice Award (Future of Film Showcase) and Best Student Film (Big River Film Festival).

Though it is currently unconfirmed if Kuqo’s work will be presented at Film at 50, you can expect an incredible lineup.

Pricing for this event begins at $35.00 per ticket for the early bird option (early bird pricing ends Jan. 18). After this period, tickets will go up to $50.00 each. This cost includes the live entertainment, venue, hors d’oeuvres and one free drink ticket. All proceeds from these tickets will be used to support students of the FMTV program who show financial need.

Patrons can also contribute to FMTV through various sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships are available at $500, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500. Each option is accompanied with tickets to the event (number of tickets depends on the chosen package), and various other benefits (logo recognition, speaking opportunities, press release coverage and more). To see more about sponsorship options and benefits, please see here for the online brochure.

The event is organized by Raina Faza (Senior Advancement Officer of Events) and Donna O’Brien-Sokic (Professor, Film and Television Production), who are the point of contact for any further information, ticket purchases, sponsorship packages or last-minute submissions. More information and online ticket sales can also be found here.

Raina Faza
416-675-6622 ext. 4348 

Donna O’Brien-Sokic
416-675-6622 ext.4450

Up-to-date information will also be available by following the event on Twitter through the alumni association @HumberAlumni; feel free to share the event with others by using #HumberFilm50. We look forward to seeing you there!

This work was created as a part of a project for Humber’s Professional Writing and Communication program. The goal was to create a press release-style article for an upcoming alumni event in 2019. The below was to be part of a newsletter. The newsletter design can be found under Portfolio>Design.


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