Submissions for Artistry Film Festival due in one week

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

The University Board is calling for submissions of students’ original films for its upcoming Artistry Film Festival, which will be at 6 p.m. April 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Submissions for student films are due on March 28, and the films can be any time length between five minutes and 20 minutes.

Those who submit their films must be current Eastern students, and the films cannot have any nudity or harsh language. Only one film can be sent in from each group or student.

Hillary Fuller, a senior English major and UB’s movie coordinator, said the UB is looking for original and creative pieces for the film festival, and the purpose of the festival is to show the campus that painters, sculptors and musicians are not the only artists Eastern has to offer.

“I think this film festival will shine a light on the talented students here on campus,” Fuller said. “I think it will also give students who are interested in the filming field a chance to practice their craft.”

Fuller will be organizing the festival and collecting submissions and prizes, and after getting the submissions she will be showing the films to three professionals who will judge students work and select what movies will be shown.

In April’s film festival, the UB will be presenting each of the student’s work to the audience. The top three student films will be chosen as winners of the film festival, and each of them will receive a prize of $50.

There may be prizes for the audience as well, but Fuller said it has not yet been decided.

Fuller said the UB hosted a film festival years ago, and members wanted to bring it back to campus.

“This semester we are eager to bring it back because we want to involve the students more in UB Movies,” Fuller said. “Not only do the students get to watch it, but they get to create them, be in them and be celebrated because of their work.”

Students can email Fuller with the subject line UB Student Film Festival to submit their film for the festival.

There will be no submission fees for students entering.

 

Abbey Whittington can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]