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In the news: International films screening at FilmScene through partnership with International Writing Program

September 23rd, 2019

Lauren White, The Daily Iowan

Writers discuss their creative processes when writing and directing during a panel discussion for the International Writing Program on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Riverside Theatre. Writers will be debuting their films with public screenings every Sunday night at FilmSeries. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

FilmScene and the University of Iowa International Writing Program are partnering for the first time to feature a variety of international screenwriters, directors, and novelists in a free weekly film series.

Streaming from Sept. 8 to Nov. 10, the program will exhibit international films at 7 p.m. Sunday nights in FilmScene’s Pedestrian Mall location. 

UI Professor Natasa Durovicova, the house editor with the International Writing Program, said the series gives unknown writers and directors a chance to showcase their work for the Iowa City community, who may have otherwise never discovered those films.