WSB Students Win Top Prize at Study Abroad Film Festival

Don’t be surprised if you see the names Chase Devens (BBA ‘20) and David Smith (BBA ‘20) at the Oscars sometime in the future. These two Wisconsin School of Business students took home the top prize at the sixth annual IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival earlier this month for their film Les Cinq Mois-The Five Months.

Though both Business Badgers, Devens and Smith didn’t meet until they were studying abroad in Paris in Spring 2019. Their film chronicles the mishaps and misfortunes that might happen when studying abroad, while also showcasing the resiliency and fortitude that allow college students to handle them.

Their 10-minute creative short weaves through Devens’ eventful five months in France, which included a lost cell phone, a swapped passport, the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, and even a broken foot.

Read the fully story written by Betsy Lundgren.