Cultural Festivals Add Exclamation Point to Noteworthy Year at Trinity College

Trinity Samba Fest and Trinity Film Festival Big Draws in Hartford

Hartford, CT, June 11, 2015 - The Trinity Film Festival and Trinity Samba Fest concluded the year with a bang at Trinity College, leading up to the 2015 Commencement exercises.

“This year’s Trinity Film Festival displayed the best selection of films we've ever had and was greeted by the best audience yet,” said John Michael Mason, founder and Director of the Festival. “Every year, I am excited to see the size of the crowd grow and the quality of the competition increase.”

2015 marks the first year that international filmmakers were accepted for screening. In year's past, no international submissions have made it into the festival.

“I look forward to seeing Trinity Film Festival's name continue to spread around the globe for 2016 as a top platform for talented undergraduate filmmakers," Mason added.

Click here for a sample of the works that have been exhibited in previous festivals.

The Trinity Samba Fest was met with high enthusiasm, welcoming musicians from the area and well beyond, featuring the Ivan Vilela Trio from São Paulo, Brazil, and Meninos de Minas from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The event, in its ninth year, was held at the Riverfront Recapture in Downtown Hartford.

“This year's Samba Fest was the biggest and best that we've had yet, from Trinity student participation, to the extended Brazilian and Greater Hartford communities,” said Eric Galm, associate professor of music and the founder of Samba Fest. “Over the past nine years of Samba Fest educational school performances and workshops, promotional concerts, and other related activities, the Samba Fest and its related events have now served over 50,000 people.”