Students On Screen
ACU FilmFest gives students interested in careers in media and film opportunities to develop their craft and connect with industry professionals. The Learning Studio supports FilmFest each year with workshops and in-depth training.
FilmFest on the Blog
FilmFest showcases student creativity
Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography.
FilmFest premieres student films Under the Stars
In an ordinary year, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene would roll out the red carpet for ACU’s FilmFest Gala, the university’s annual student film competition, now in its 17th year. But this year was, of course, no ordinary one, and so the festival moved outside for ACU’s first-ever FilmFest: Under the Stars.
FilmFest hosts its first live-streamed gala
Six short films, representing months of work by more than 50 ACU students, were destined for a Paramount Theatre screening at the ACU FilmFest gala in early April. But when classes moved online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, so did FilmFest.
Student Film Critiques with Brent McCorkle
Brent McCorkle is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and musician, best known for his work on the films Unconditional, Woodlawn and the just-released I Can Only Imagine. Earlier this month, Brent touched down in Abilene and set up shop in the...
FilmFest brings Filmmakers to Abilene
Last week, ACU's 12th Annual FilmFest gave students the opportunity to screen original films at a red-carpet gala at the Paramount Theatre. This year also provided students unprecedented access to training and feedback from filmmakers on campus and around the country....
FilmFest training workshops
This semester we're working with the FilmFest folks to lead off their 24-hour FilmFest events with a workshop introducing crucial techniques. We'll kick off the series this week with our first on Friday. How to Get Great Sound in Your Film In filmmaking, good...