William Woods film club to host film festival

film-slateWilliam Woods University’s film club, the Reel Fanatics, will host the fourth annual film festival designed to showcase the short, original works of aspiring student filmmakers.

“The First Flight Film Festival,” will be held at 6 p.m. April 7, at B&B Theater Fulton Cinema 8. It is free and open to the public. The films slated for screening do not carry MPAA ratings, but some works may contain material not suitable for all ages.

Various types of films, including music videos, mock advertisements, genre/ style exercises and fictional narratives, will be featured. Productions range from 30-second advertisements for Andy’s Frozen Custard, Culvers and The Shelter Project to 6.5-minute Book to Film creations of “Catcher in the Rye” and “Eleanor and Park.”

Discussion and awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Up and Coming and will follow the films.

Stephen Boulware
Stephen Boulware

This year’s festival is hosted by Stephen Boulware, a 2002 WWU graduate and owner of Hatton Productions. At 3 p.m. April 7 in the Library Auditorium on campus, Boulware will give an overview regarding the operations of his successful video production business and trace his career development.

film_strip_with_imagesThe festival includes 29 submissions from 13 students: Chandler Bramstedt, Clarissa Brown, Jeremy Bene, Ty-Kiera Berry, Mason Doll, Paige Hailslip, Ryan Hickman, Jennifer Kurth, Sara Laney, Lendell Louis-Jacques, Kelsey Patterson, Marilee Rodgers and Alyssa Scheele.

Advisers Dr. Greg Smith, associate professor of English, and Tony Weed, instructor of communications, are pleased with the students’ work and looking forward to the film festival.

“The students have continued to produce excellent work throughout the past year and we are excited to showcase it once again at B&B theaters,” Weed said.