Practicum Short Film Nominated for Award at Southern Horror Film Festival

Little Sparrow, a practicum short film, has been nominated for Best Short Horror Film at the Southern Horror Film Festival, which will be held October 31, 2020.

The film follows Paloma and her two sibliings venturing into the woods to spread their grandmother's ashes. On this quest, they encounter a demonic creature that plays on their faults and fears. This film was previously screened at the 2019 Magikal Charm Experimental Film Festival in New York City, NY and the 2020 Horror Bowl Film Festival in Punjab, India.

The film was directed by Ali Mango '18. Other Columbia students who participated in the production included writer Tiana Lucaccioni, Producer Felix Huesca, Editor Mia Peluso, Production Designer Francesca Garripo, and Director of Photography Hex Yang.

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You can see more information about the film here.



Rhiannon Koehler
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