Each year Valencia College’s nationally recognized and acclaimed Film Program, hosts an amazing event that showcases some of Valencia’s finest feature films, as well as short films made possible in part by our own film students. On Saturday, April 13, Valencia College celebrates another year of student work with its 24th annual film celebration. Taking place at the new Film Production and Sound Technology Building on the college’s East Campus, students and the general public are invited to view student-created short film projects and a feature film. New to this year’s celebration, attendees can participate in production workshops led by students and faculty.
Short films in the drama, comedy, action and suspense genres will be shown in two blocks beginning at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., featuring work from current students and Valencia College alumni as well as industry partners. In between the short film sections, workshops on film production techniques (“Slating for the Camera,” “Focusing the Shot” and “Boom Operation”) will take place beginning at 3:30 p.m.
This year’s feature film, showing at 7:30 P.M., will be “Missionary,” which was co-written and Produced by Valencia College screenwriting professor Bruce Wood. Starring Dawn Olivieri and Mitch Ryan, this 2014 thriller previously streamed on Netflix and was filmed at various locations in the greater Orlando area. A Q&A with filmmakers from both the short and feature films will follow the screening of “Missionary.”
This is the second year the celebration will be held in the School of Arts and Entertainment’s Film Production and Sound Technology screening theater, a Dolby Atmos® certified theater with cutting edge projection equipment and 79 loudspeakers capable of producing more than 128 sounds simultaneously.
All proceeds will go to the production budget for this summer’s student short films. We hope you join us on April 13th, 2019