Haskell Spring Film Festival

by Dacotah Hasvold

Haskell Film Club, along with Thunderbird Theater, will host the Haskell Spring Film Festival. The event will take place in the Haskell auditorium on March 29th at 7pm. The festival will feature five short films made by Haskell students:

  • ‘Did Anything Wrong’ produced and directed by Michael Begay, written by Kriss Velvet.
  • ‘Whistle Critters’ written and directed by Obadiah Eastman.
  • ‘Beyond The Fear’ directed by Joe Singh.
  • Lemon Meringue’ written and directed by Joe Singh.
  • ‘The Buyer’ written and directed by Kriss Velvet.
  • ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ directed by Dacotah Hasvold

Kriss Velvet, the Haskell filmmaker that organized the event, said the idea behind the festival was to give Haskell students an outlet to create and showcase their art.

Originally founded in 1974, Thunderbird Theater’s goal is “to provide Native American theatre to both Native and non-Native audiences and to initiate the training of Native American theatre professionals.”

Most recently, Thunderbird put on the Haskell haunted house, the making of which is documented in the short film, ‘Beyond The Fear’ by Joe Singh. Singh’s other contribution to the festival, ‘Lemon Meringue’ is a well-crafted, surreal tale that was inspired by a dream. As far as where his inspiration comes from, he said, “At the core of what I create is a desire to show the world from my point of view. We manifest when we create. We turn a random thought or feeling into an idea that moves us, and it grows into reality. I love the idea of inspiring and experiencing through creation.”

The Haskell Spring Film Festival is free and open to the public. Popcorn and drinks will be available. For more information contact Kriss at krissvelvet023@gmail.com.

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