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 7:45 p.m., will be “Missionary,” which was co-written 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. For more information on this annual event, visit www.valenciafilmcelebration.com.
WHAT: 24th Annual Film Celebration
WHO: Valencia College School of Arts and Entertainment, Film Department
WHEN: April 13, Doors open at 1 p.m. Event is 2 – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Film Production and Sound Technology Building
Valencia College East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL
TICKETS: $10 general admission
$7 senior citizens, military, students, Valencia College faculty and staff
Valencia College students admitted free at the door with valid student ID