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Organizers of the 40th annual Thomas Edison Film Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fond du Lac campus invite all to a free virtual film screening Tuesday night.

Film enthusiasts are invited to sit back and relax with the screening of specially selected film shorts, including documentary, animation, narrative and experimental from the 2021 touring collection. Films vary in length from 1 to 13 minutes and the full film festival is 100 minutes total. The link will be live for 24 hours from the April 27 screening that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Films to be screened include Last Stop for Lost Property, by Vicente Cueto, Brooklyn, New York, who will give a brief recorded introduction with his producer, Emily Packer, on how they came to make their film.

Other films include The Ephemeral Orphanage by Lisa Barcy, Chicago; Who Won the War by Francesca Di Marco, Albany, California; Metro by Geoff Hecht, San Francisco; My Body Given for You–Experimental by Anna-Clair Ostasenko Bogdanoff, Paris, France; Covid-19: A Portrait of NYC by Duda Penteado, Jersey City, New Jersey; The Chimney Swift by Frederic Schuld, Hamburg, Germany; Close as Brothers by Jennifer Hardacker, Forest Grove, Oregon; JamieSonShine by Phoebe Jane Hart and Jamison Hart, Los Angeles; and How Can I Forget by Natalia Andreadis, London, United Kingdom.

The Thomas Edison Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange. The Festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. It is an international juried competition celebrating all genres and independent filmmakers across the globe.

More information is available by contacting Kathy Strong Langolf, special events coordinator for the Fond du Lac campus, The ticket line may be reached at (920) 929-1111.

More information is available on the Film Festival webpage.

The event is sponsored by UWO Fond du Lac campus and the Fine Arts and Lectures Committee

Open to anyone, the free virtual film festival can be accessed with a shareable link: