Share Your Story on the Silver Screen—Enter the Undergraduate Film Festival

This is an open call from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to all aspiring student filmmakers. Directors, editors, cinematographers, actors and actresses, screenplay writers—any undergraduate students interested in developing a short film—are encouraged to apply for the sixth annual Undergraduate Film Festival, part of the Undergraduate Student Symposium. The films will be screened and judged in April 2012.

Whether you are a seasoned filmmaker or you’ve never operated a camera, you are welcome to participate in the festival. There will be a series of workshops leading up to the festival at which you can learn all you need to know about making a film, from beginning to end (workshop details to be announced). Learn how to operate a digital video camera, how to write and direct, and how to edit a film, as well as valuable techniques for lighting and sound. During production, equipment such as cameras and editing software will be provided to teams on a one-week rental basis.

Interested students will form groups of four or five participants to create a short film (three to eight minutes) in one of the following genres: narrative, documentary, or avant-garde. Each film must incorporate an aspect of “Truth and Power,” the 2011–2012 undergraduate academic theme. Each group’s writer/director must be a current undergraduate student at NSU.

For more information or to sign up, please contact both Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D., associate professor in the college, and Chetachi Egwu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college.

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