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GVSU students working at Cannes Film Festival

  • GVSU students are spending two weeks in France working at the Cannes International Film Festival.
  • GVSU students are working at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.
  • GVSU students are working at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.
  • GVSU students are working at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

Posted on May 18, 2017

Thirteen Grand Valley students in the hospitality and tourism management program are spending two weeks in France working at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival previews new films of all genres and is considered one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. This year's festival runs from May 17-28.

Lorie Tuma, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, said students are among the select few who have full access for the duration of the festival coordinating events at The American Pavilion. They will hold official positions in international pavilions, host press panels, assist A-List celebrities and coordinate exclusive events. 

The events include Women in Motion Roundtable Discussions by The Kering Foundation with founders Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayak Pinault, and The Closing Night Private Yacht Reception for the American Trailer Association.

For more information, contact Lorie Tuma at (989) 506-3805 or tumal@gvsu.edu.

Students attending:

• Thomas Anglim, from Rochester Hills, Michigan

• Robbie Bell, from West Bloomfield, Michigan

• Allyson Bird, from Holt, Michigan

• Steven Foster, from Berrien Springs, Michigan

• Victoria Gortsema, from Traverse City, Michigan

• Alyssa Jones, from Midland, Michigan

• Alex Joynt, from Saginaw, Michigan

• Courtney Kellogg, from Grand Rapids, Michigan

• Shaunna Maxwell, from Clinton Township, Michigan

• Michael Moratti, from Woodhaven, Michigan

• Megan Packer, from Canton, Michigan

• Melanie Watson, from Raleigh, North Carolina

• Bianca Weir, from Gaylord, Michigan