Film Festival Planned for Next Week at WWU

Entries from as far away as Spain and as close as Fulton will be featured in the upcoming Film Festival at William Woods University. In addition, Hollywood and Utah will be represented.

The Film Festival, which is free and open to the public, will be held Monday through Thursday (April 10-13) at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. It is co-hosted by two student groups, Writers’ Ink and Woods Wire.

The festival will exhibit some feature-length pieces along with some shorter pieces produced by William Woods students and others. There are approximately 16 locally student-produced entries; four non-local student entries, and a few professional entries.

Two William Woods University students—Michele Eggen, a junior from Jefferson City, and Joshua Potter, a senior from Fulton—have submitted their original work.

WWU’s “Experimental Film & Video Production” class will be screening their work on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Categories for this year’s festival are: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Documentary/Mockumentary, Avant Grande, Underground, Horror, Drama, Animation, Alternative, Expanded, Sci- Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Detective, Experimental and Video Art. Adult films are not allowed in the festival.

All films must be the original work of the director. The films will be judged on strength of the plot, advancement of the story, character development and content pertinent to the film.

Awards are possible for Best Picture for each category, Best Overall Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score and Audience Choice. Awards will range from trophies to cash prizes.

For more information, visit “The Wired” film festival website at or contact Dustin Lawhorn at (573) 592-4336, Greg Smith at (573) 592-4399 or Katricia Pierson at (573) 592-1107.