Two graduate students in the Master’s program in Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island have been selected to take part in the 56th annual San Sebastián International Film Festival in San Sebastián, Spain as part of the Festival’s International Film School, September 25-26.

Norie Taniguchi will screen her film, Women without Voices, by invitation of the Festival, and is competing for a prize worth 6,000 euros and a coveted spot in the 2009 Cannes Festival Short Film Corner.

Kristie Falco will be part of the jury for the student section of the Festival.

CSI is one of only 14 institutions from around the world chosen to participate in this year’s International Film School and will also be represented by Professor Cindy Wong and Associate Professor Jason Simon of the Department of Media Culture. The other U.S. school represented at the festival is New York University.

Both Taniguchi and Falco are award-winning graduates of the CSI undergraduate Cinema Studies program pursuing master’s degrees at CSI.

Two graduate students at CSI have been selected to take part in a Film Festival in Spain.