UWG Film Festival

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The University of West Georgia will hosts its first annual “UWG Film Festival” on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The festival is a collaborative effort between the Film Studies program and the UWG Film Society. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

Day one of the Film Festival will feature films produced by alumni and current student filmmakers. The winner of the 30-Second Commercial competition will also be announced and awarded a $500 prize. Audience members can also vote for their favorite film.

Day two of the festival will feature a screening of “The Conjurer,” an independent movie filmed in Carroll County that featured UWG students as cast and production crews.

Dr. Barbara Brickman, assistant professor of English, director of the film studies program and the faculty advisor for the Film Society, hopes to raise awareness when it comes to film.

“We are really aiming to make this a success,” said Brickman. “Not just to shed more light on film studies at UWG, but most importantly to give students a chance to have their work shown to a large audience, which is something that may have seemed difficult to accomplish before.”

For more information on the Film Society, future events and festival details, join the UWG Film Society group on Facebook or e-mail uwgfilm@gmail.com.