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HATCHfest set for Sept. 22-26

September 17, 2010

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The 2010 HATCHfest will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 26, with several events occurring on the MSU campus. The events include a screening of an MSU student's short film.

HATCHfest is a celebration of the creative arts such as film, music, design and architecture that links a new generation of creative innovators with mentorship, education and inspiration. The festival draws seasoned professionals in the various arts to serve as jurors or panelists and guide selected students. Throughout the week there will be film screenings, musical events, panel discussions and workshops.

HATCHfest events take place at various locations in Bozeman, including the MSU campus and the Emerson Theatre. To see a full schedule of events, visit

The following events will be held on the MSU campus:

Friday, Sept. 24
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto will present "The Right Point of View for the Right Moment" from 1-3 p.m. in the Visual Communications building. Prieto is noted for his unconventional use of the camera, often combined with strong moody lighting. He has worked on films such as "8 Mile," "Frida," "Brokeback Mountain" and his most recent project, "State of Play." The event is free and open to the public.

John Woldenberg, Phil Rosenthal and Sean Akin will host a film lab, "Film making on the Fly," from 3-5 p.m. in the Visual Communications Building. Rosenthal is best known as the creator, writer and executive producer for the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." The event is free and open to the public.

James Brown, principal of Public Architecture and Planning in San Diego, will present a keynote, "Architecture of the Senses," at 5:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

MSU student films:

Sunday, Sept. 26
An MSU student's short film will be screened Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Emerson Theatre. The film will precede "A Break in the Clouds," a production filmed near Bozeman. Admission is $10.