Accolades Continue to Pour in for Myers’ “Bella”

Bella, a film co-created by Loras professor Seth Myers with international artist Sarah Stolar, has seen a steady stream of accolades pour in since it debuted in 2019. Film festivals from across the globe continue to heap recognition upon the work, including:

Official Selection/Award SemifinalistBasilicata International Film Festival, Basilicata, Italy 

Official Selection, California Women’s Film Festival, Tarzana, California

*Best Experimental Film*, Official Selection, Synergy Film Festival, New York

Official Selection, Toronto International Women Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Official Selection, Festival Toi Femmes, Paris, France

The film also features the talents of Loras alumnus John Spencer Woerdehoff (’18) as director of photography and co-editor.

In Bella, a young female dancer travels on an emotional journey through psychological and physical landscapes to discover a crucial truth that lives within her.

Bella has also claimed Grand Prize at New Jersey International Festival and prize for short film editing at the Iowa Motion Picture Awards.

You can find a complete list of awards and accolades for Bella by clicking here.

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Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).