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Quinnipiac Film Students Attending Sundance

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2012 Sundance Film Festival (Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment)

2012 Sundance Film Festival (Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment)

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – Eighteen seniors at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University are rubbing elbows with directors, producers, writers and other film professionals at the Sundance Film Festival.

The 18 students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania are seniors enrolled in a seminar focusing on independent cinema. They are at the noted annual film festival in Park City, Utah, as part of that class with three professors.

Quinnipiac officials say the trip gives students a chance to learn from professionals, get ideas from watching the films and make connections they might be able to use when they have graduated and launched their own careers.

The university and its Student Government Association are funding the trip for the festival, which runs through Sunday.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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