ACU FilmFest

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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 Archive

See past student short films going back to 2004.

FilmFest on the Blog

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...

FilmFest: Lost and Found at Paramount

Some remarkable talent at FilmFest this weekend at the premiere downtown last night at the historic Paramount Theater. If you missed it, here are the films that were featured this year with the awards handed out last night. For a look back at winners in previous...

Canon Pro Video workshop kicks off FilmFest

Thanks to Paul McAniff from Canon for joining us at ACU for a couple days to introduce students to DSLR video. The workshop was the first of several the Learning Studio will be hosting to prepare FilmFest participants to shoot, light, and edit films this November. For...

Hazel & Jack submitted to national festivals

Stay tuned for the Learning Studio: Year One Report. Here's one of the profiles from the iBook. Last fall, Lawson Soward and Caitlin Bradford submitted their first film to the Sundance Film Festival. It started with a conversation in January 2011 about a story idea...