Prestigious Judging Panel for 2016 Trinity Film Festival

Iconic Cinestudio is Home to Fifth Annual Festival

Hartford, Conn. – The fifth Trinity Film Festival will be held this Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College.  There will be three cash prizes totaling over $3,000, and a $7,500 camera package sponsorship from Panavision, Inc., which will be determined by the judging panel and unveiled at a post-screening red carpet awards ceremony. A buffet-style reception with live music will follow the screenings. The event is free with a Trinity I.D., $15 for general admission, and $10 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Screenings start at 5 p.m., preceded by a red carpet welcome. For more, visit:

2016 Judging Panel:

Mark Moses made his film debut in Oliver Stone's "Platoon," which won four Academy Awards in 1986, including Best Picture.  Audiences are most familiar with Moses from his television roles as Paul Young in Desperate Housewives, or as Duck Philips in Mad Men, where he garnered 3 SAG Awards between them. He also played the traitor, Dennis Boyd, in the fourth season of Homeland, and Coronel Cox in the premier season of Manhattan. Other television credits include The Killing, Scandal, Key & Peele, and recently, Mr. Robot.  He was in Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima, as well as Chavez, Swing Vote, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World, Deep Impact, The Doors, Big Mommas House 2, Born on the Fourth of July, Gettysburg, and recently Fear, Inc., which just debuted at the TriBeCa Film Festival. This summer you will see his return as President Mitchener on "The Last Ship." 

Luca Del Puppo ‘06 has photographed commercials for clients such as Toyota, General Mills, Kmart, Keurig, Baileys, PNC Bank, Qualcomm, ESPN, and Haagen Dazs, among others, and his television credits include networks such as HBO, Showtime, CNN, and Amazon.  He has done 2nd unit photography on the programs Mozart in the Jungle and Doll and Em, and he recently shot the feature films Big Significant Things and Emelie, which premiered at the 2014 SXSW and 2015 TriBeCa film festivals, respectively. Del Puppo is currently in production on a feature film directed by Morgan Spurlock, and in post-production on a feature film with Netflix/XYZ.
Del Puppo is a 2006 graduate of Trinity College.

Chelsea Odufu
graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts. Odufu produced the film Ori Inu: In Search of Self, which has been featured in The Huffington Post, Indiewire, Saint Heron, Afro Punk and Okay Africa, among other publications. Odufu was hired to work with filmmaker Spike Lee on his latest film, Chi-Raq, and since then has been touring colleges to lead artistic interactive workshops centered around identity, black representation in film and television, Afrofuturism, and her film. Odufu also worked as a videographer at the Source Magazine where she produced short form content featuring musicians such as Meek Mill, Big Sean, Juicy J, and Chance the Rapper.

Lisa Myers is a Brooklyn based Production Designer and Art Director. With a passion for composition and story, her focus is on projects that are "accessible, meaningful, and visually arresting." Her body of work is varied and comprehensive with new design projects such as The Land, produced by Nas and featuring Erykah Badu, Manhattan Nocturne, starring Adrien Brody, and Bare, featuring Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta. Notable past design projects include Concussion, Putzel, Late Phases, Emelie and Mystery Team. With art direction work on such films as Robot and Frank, Life of Crime, Very Good Girls and Higher Ground.


James Hanley is the Co-Founder of Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College, along with Peter McMorris ‘73.  Hanley has been in film most of his life, starting out as a teenage technical apprentice with Cinerama, and then working as a production assistant on the sets of  2001: A Space Odyssey and Far From the Madding Crowd.

Cinestudio is regarded as one of the premier independent movie theaters in the country, complete with an Austrian gold screen curtain and balcony seating.  The venue, which shows well over a hundred movies each year, from independent foreign films to Hollywood blockbusters, is host to other significant annual film festivals as well, including the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival held each May-June, and the April in Paris (French language) Film Festival.


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