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(From left) Junior communication and dramatic arts major Matthew Keith, CFA president junior Julia Stamey, and junior computer science and communications major Michael Sparks discuss a scene on the set of a project on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

UNC student filmmaker named finalist in study abroad film festival

Michael Sparks' film "My Trip to Japan" has been selected as one of three finalists in this year’s IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. The filmmaker behind the grand prize-winning film will win $1,500. The public can vote for the winner on the festival’s website through Oct. 14. The winner will be announced live on YouTube Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

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