The ACU FilmFest will be hosting multiple interest meeting for students on Friday and Saturday and they encourage students that have any interest in making films to attend these meetings.
ACU’s FilmFest began in 2005 as a student run film festival that is not only designed for students interest in watching films, but also for students who are interested in film production and motion picture. FilmFest can be a creative outlet for students that are interested in this industry of film, as many grow into professional film producers.
The first interest meeting for students took place on Sept. 25 at noon and at 5 pm based on the students’ schedules. The next meetings are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
The interest meeting will be led by Melissa Henderson who is The Learning Studio Training and Support Manager. She said that they will be discussing important dates and being able to connect Film Production Teams together will be huge. This will be a great time to take that first step of getting plugged into FilmFest and to meet other student filmmakers.
The FilmFest Gala will be on April 3 this year. Judges across America will evaluate the films and awards are given on the red carpet gala event at the historic Paramount Theatre in Downtown Abilene. The top films in contention for best picture will be shown during the live event.
Dr. Kyle Dickson, director of AT&T Learning Studio and professor of language and literature, said it is the perfect time to develop a team in the fall and to come up with a script and begin shooting and editing.
“The meeting is a chance for students to meet other students wanting to make a film this year to help put together a production team,” Dickson said.
Students who are at all interested in FilmFest or in film making should attend this meeting. Last year there were nine student teams with the theme of ‘Ignite.’ This year, the theme has not been released.