Provo, UT March 16—The Final Cut Film Festival is proud to showcase the top professional quality student created and produced films, two of which have been nominated for awards in the College Television Award, the highest nationwide award available to college students, on April 6-7, in the BYU Pardoe Theatre.
The film festival had over 120 films submitted this year, 20 more than last year’s total. A collection of the best fiction films, documentaries, commercials, animations, and shorts will be played during these showings.
Kyle Stapley, Media Arts Program Coordinator for the BYU Theatre & Media Arts Department, stated that film submissions were received from students in all majors and were all very well done.
“Any major can submit and be accepted into the festival,” Stapley said. “It was really fun to see the different kinds of film making being done throughout campus, not just from those majoring in film.”
Stapley indicated how pleased he was with the quality of films that were submitted as well as his surprise by the large number of documentary submissions.
Each night screening schedules will alternate in order to ensure that attendees are able to view every film. Friday, April 6th will present “Program A” at 6:30 p.m. and “Program B” at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 7th will be the opposite showing “Program B” at 6:30 p.m. and “Program A” at 9:30 p.m. Due to the limited time frame, only the top films will be shown with about 14 included in each program. For a full list of film titles go to http://byufinalcut.com/.
The festival will end with the awards ceremony beginning at 10:15 p.m. on April 7th. The awards will consist of category awards for outstanding achievement in fiction, nonfiction, commercial, and Best of Fest, which will be the all around winner. There will also be an audience favorite award, where the audience will text in their vote at the end of each program and will be tallied up at the end of the program.
Some independent film directors of movies such as “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Saints and Soldiers” got their start by entering competitions such as the Final Cut Film Festival, so you won’t want to miss this year’s films.
The cost to attend the film festival is only $5. Tickets can be purchased at the HFAC Box Office or online at http://arts.byu.edu/tickets/and selecting BYU Final Cut Film Festival 2012.
For more information please contact Kyle Stapley at (801) 422-4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Lisa Kirkham