Reel Time Film Festival: Black Jack Pershing a finalist


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Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” has been named a finalist in the 2018 Reel Time International Online Film Festival.

Reel Time International Online Film Festival judges include the festival’s volunteers, staff, and industry professionals from around the world who selected this year’s finalists. On July 1st, the public will be invited to watch excerpts of the finalists’ videos on the film festival’s YouTube channel and vote for their favorites online.

The Australia-based film festival wants the Reel Time International Online Film Festival to stay true to its name – International and Online. This “means it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, you can view it,” says the festival’s website. “It’s not just about picking finalists and winners – it’s about networking,” and the festival’s mission is to support film finalists in their filmmaking journeys by helping them connect in the film industry.

“Black Jack Pershing: Love and War” chronicle’s the life of World War I General John J. Pershing. It was directed by Bernard “Barney” McCoy, a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. CoJMC professor of practice Luis Peon-Casanova was the documentary’s primary videographer.

“Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” is a co-production of Painted Rock Productions and NET, Nebraska’s PBS station. Production support for the documentary was provided by CoJMC, Humanities Nebraska, UNL’s Research Council, Lowell Vestal, Sandra Pershing, and the Hitchcock Foundation.

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