Wrapping up on its 15th anniversary, FilmFest will gather students, faculty, families and community members to watch 13 original films play on the big screen.
With 146 students involved in the process, FilmFest has once again proven its uniqueness to campus.
Kyle Dickson, director of the Learning Studio, said FilmFest has brought many students together to collaborate on one film – a product of their months of dedication and memoir of their new connections.
“It’s a very unique event,” Dickson said. “You know, we have students come to meeting after meeting and ultimately create this product that they can put on a portfolio or demo reel. Many students have even chosen to come to ACU just to be a part of this. There’s really nothing like it.”
In pressed suits and floor-length gowns, creative team members from various majors are ready to show their films and receive the acknowledgment they deserve.
With awards sponsored by Adobe ranging from Best Cinematography to People’s Choice, FilmFest is known for being a night of honor, laughter and a journey back into a time where films were the mirror of the society.
John Greer III, senior multimedia major from Hartsfield, Pennsylvania, chose to direct, edit, write and design his own film, Year-Round. After much deliberation, heart-ache and countless sleepless nights, Greer said he is proud of the work his team was able to do.
“FilmFest is just so great because it allows people with majors that have nothing in common to come together and make something,” Greer said. “I have met so many wonderful people through this experience, and it has truly allowed me to see what I can do, and it has allowed others to see what I can do.”
Like Greer, many attendees are eager to see how far their peers have come. Whether it be a drama, comedy or suspenseful film, there’s no doubt FilmFest will continue its legacy of making memories come to life.
Dickson said FilmFest has not only shown what students can do in a short amount of time, but also what stories they tell when given the platform.
FilmFest will be on Friday at the Paramount Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.