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Film festival explores virtues of emotional intelligence


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The third annual Sacramento State College of Business Administration (CBA) Film Festival will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Library 11 in the University Library.

This year’s films will continue to explore how leaders’ emotional intelligence can make or break work relationships by integrating major leadership theories with a wide range of emotions including joy, courage, contentment, love, affiliation, loneliness, anger, envy, fear and contempt.  

Students attending a special class on Leading with Emotional Intelligence have produced their films under the guidance of Professor Hakan Ozcelik, who specializes in organizational behavior.

“We believe this festival will provide a valuable opportunity for participants to create fresh ideas about leading with emotional intelligence,” he says. “This is an opportunity to highlight our students’ creativity, knowledge and intelligence to those in the business (community) and on campus, including our alumni, students, faculty and partners.”

The festival will feature five comedy films, followed by a discussion where the field experts, artists and the audience will integrate these movies to draw fresh insights about how leaders can make a difference in their organizations with their emotional intelligence. A panel will choose the Best Film.

To register for the event, send an e-mail to  by Tuesday, Nov. 12. Please indicate the number of people attending and whether you would need a free parking permit, along with the name of the driver. Since space is limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Popcorn, candies and snacks will be served at the festival’s beginning to get the attendees “warmed up” for the film presentations. This free event is sponsored by the CBA’s Dean’s Office.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156. – Alan Miller