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By Rebecca Evangelist

On September 23rd, the FTC Film Division held its annual Film Division Mixer. At the mixer, Film Division Chair Michael Prywes, J.D. spoke about the difficulties of the pandemic but also mentioned how much creativity has come out this year.

The theme of the Film Division Mixer was "Believe Film is Life." Prywes spoke about the meaning behind the theme, for film students to believe in themselves. He talked about the show Ted Lasso and how the main character, who believed football is life, put up a sign in his office that said, "Believe." Inspired by Lasso, Prywes and the film professors want students to "believe they have a home at Five Towns College to return to when they graduate," said Prywes, and "believe in the power of storytelling through audiovisual means."

The "Believe" sign was that temporarily placed in the Downbeat Cafe' to symbolize the theme of the Film Division mixer, will hang in Professor Prywes’ office.

At the event, film students had the opportunity to connect with each other and their professors over lunch. There was even a ping pong match. Prywes went up against Film/Video Equipment Manager Steven Cruz in an intense battle.