Follow Aswani Twitter Facebook
Email Aswani Email
Education
Apr 3, 2019

UNCW Department of Film Studies to Host Visions Film Festival & Conference, April 11-12

Sponsored Content provided by Aswani Volety - Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences

UNCW’s Department of Film Studies will host the ninth annual Visions Film Festival & Conference April 11-12. Founded in 2006, the conference is the only undergraduate peer-reviewed joint film festival and conference. UNCW film students plan, curate, present and host Visions as part of the department’s commitment to applied learning.

The event brings student filmmakers, film studies scholars and industry professionals from around the world to UNCW and gives students an opportunity to showcase their work and broaden their professional network prior to graduation. It also provides them with an opportunity to hear from UNCW alumni who are working in the film industry. This year’s keynote speaker, Ashley Morgan ’15, has worked on numerous feature films including Baby Driver (2017), Black Panther (2018) and Rampage (2018).

UNCW’s Department of Film Studies produces filmmakers and media professionals of the highest caliber. Just recently, Shaofu Zhang ’06, founder of TAIKO Studios, was nominated for an Oscar in the Short Film (Animated) category for One Small Step, and Kyle Myers-Haugh ’18 was nominated for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award by the International Documentary Association for Walkers, a film focusing on a historic black barbershop in Wilmington.

In 2020, the department will expand its degree offerings, launching two new graduate programs: a master of arts in film study and a master of fine arts in filmmaking. The M.A. in film study will be the only program of its kind in North Carolina.

The programs will increase post-graduate opportunities for UNCW students by preparing them for careers as educators, journalists, researchers, film professionals, curators, preservation and arts managers, and of course, as filmmakers.

“When our department started in 2003, we had two majors. We now have more than three hundred, and we’re excited to welcome a new crop of students who want to deepen their knowledge and skills at the graduate level,” said Mariana Johnson, chair of the Department of Film Studies.  

“Fall 2020 will also bring new facilities that include a soundstage, a 4K movie theater, a sound recording and mixing studio, and a new post-production lab.”

UNCW’s new graduate film programs, just like the Visions Festival later this month, reflect the university’s commitment to student success and its deep connection to Wilmington’s film industry.

Visit the UNCW Department of Film Studies and Visions Film Festival & Conference websites for more information.
 

Cas 17nov
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Ch headshot

Beyond the Bench: UNC Wilmington Classroom to cGMP Laboratories

Mike stonestreet 300x300

Protecting Your Home from Floods

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Volety 0020 1121724229

UNCW STEAM Team Program Provides Access Point to Higher Education

Aswani Volety - UNCW College of Arts and Sciences

Trending News

More Retail Tenants Announced For RiverLights In Wilmington

Cece Nunn - Jul 22, 2019

Proclaim Interactive Acquires Raleigh Marketing Agency

Johanna Cano - Jul 22, 2019

In The Current Issue

Report: Airbnb, Hotels Don't Exactly Compete

While alternative lodging offered through Airbnb is gaining in popularity – and availability – travel officials say it’s not necessarily hur...


Building UNCW's Future

In his first year as chancellor of University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jose Sartarelli led the development of a fiveyear strategic plan...


More Zones, More Housing Options

For at least one potential apartment project, things might have been different if New Hanover County’s new zoning districts had already been...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Power Breakfast - The H Word (June 13, 2019)
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Health Care Heroes 2018