March 1-March 8, 2008
The Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Campus Activities, and the Visual Arts faculty partnered with the Salvador Dali Museum to offer the first Eckerd Surreal Film Competition. Students and alumni were invited to write, direct, and produce their own surreal film for this campus-wide competition. The eleven films submitted were screened at the Eckerd College Surreal Festival sponsored by the Dean of Students and the Office of Campus Activities and held on Hough Quad on Saturday evening, March 1. This Festival included live music, unusual food, giveaways, and surreal decorations and lights. Eckerd Day at the Dali was held on the following Saturday, March 8. Students, faculty, and staff were able to view the “Dali and Film” exhibit at the Museum free of charge as well as enjoy special refreshments at the Eckerd gathering outside the Museum. At the end of the afternoon, the winners of the film competition were announced and the winning films screened at a ceremony at the Museum hosted by Dean Annarelli and Dali Director Emeritus and Eckerd adjunct faculty member Marshall Rousseau.
Marial E. Maher, "Rigor Mortis," First Place Winner | View This Film
Caroline R. Leone, "Envision," Second Place Winner (Tie) | View This Film
Tyler B. Christie, "White Elephant," Second Place Winner (Tie) | View This Film
Sarah M. Burris, Untitled, Alumni First Place Winner | View This Film