Anderson, Indiana

Film edited by AU alum nominated for Oscar

Sat, 2010-03-06 17:00 -- univcomm
March 6, 2010

Kavi, a short film edited by Anderson University alum Chris Witt, BA '03, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Short Film (Live Action) category. The Oscars will be broadcast Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Film edited by AU alum snags Student Academy AwardShot entirely on location in India, Kavi is a fictional short film about modern-day slavery that follows a young boy's attempt to escape from the brick kiln where he is forced to work. Kavi was an official selection in the Nashville Film Festival; Audience Award: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles; and Best Short Film+Grand Jury Prize: USA Film Festival.

Witt also received a gold medal prize in the 36th annual Student Academy Awards for his work on the film. Kavi was directed by Gregg Helvey of the University of Southern California as his USC graduate thesis film.

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