Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Winners!

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Open Frame Filmmakers Contest.

For the first time this year we've selected a team of qualified producers and two qualified directors from a pool of applicants. These directors and producers will select from a pool of scripts (also selected from Malone College writers) and over the course of the next few months, produce two short films which will hopefully be screened both in the Open Frame Student Film Contest -- and in other film festivals.

This years winning producers are:

Alyssa Pearson

Julie Pickering

Aaron Freeman

Audrey Sackman

Alyssa Salsbury

This years winning directors are:

Stephen Thomas


Joe Siebert

These students will select two scripts from the following submissions:

Questionable Behavior

Malone Man


Something Something

Dime Store Novel

Uncle Randy

These scripts were submitted by Andrew Gates, Dan Walton & Joe Siebert.

Moby Wants to Score Your Film

Monday, October 22, 2007


The deadline for directors, screenplays, and producers has moved to next week, Friday November 2. Submissions are to be turned in via e-mail to arudd@malone.edu or in hard copy to Kerrie Fischer in the Communication Arts Department in the basement of Founders Hall.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Say, "I want to be a producer!"

Communication Arts Dept.
e-mail: arudd@malone.edu

The quality of the Malone College Open Frame Student Film Festival relies heavily on the efforts and determination of its films’ producers. For the 2007 contest, submissions will be accepted for producer positions. Being a producer can involve different jobs.

Producers: 1) communicate the artistic vision of a film to rally the troops, 2) make phone calls to others to help (with crew, locations, food, equipment), 3) they plan and organize production details, 4) work with a director to facilitate the realization of an artistic vision, and 5) are ultimately responsible for a creative vision they believe in.

Please write a one-page letter with the following information: 1) which of these jobs interest you, and 2) what experience and/or skills you think make you a good choice for a producer position. E-mail to Andrew Rudd at arudd@malone.edu

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Local Reasons to Mark your Calendars

The Sandy Valley Library hosts a panel of short films every first Wednesday of the month. Here's a link to this next week's films. I've never been disappointed when I've journeyed to this event. Kim Ann has a great instinct for pulling short films here to our region.

Kim Ann will be bringing her "Best Of" (the past year of short films) to Canton, too -- October 27th at the Canton Cultural Center. More details on this event later.

I'm presuming that you know about the art film series that screens (otherwise unseeable) good films every Thursday at the Canton Palace. It's a great price (4 bucks!), a great venue, and some amazing films...

The Art Film Club has also sponsored a Film Festival for the past six years -- this year's fest will include the acclaimed ONCE and several other phenomenal films. The dates are October 11 - 14. Mark them off on your calendar. All four films will be worth your while. They're also screening local short films in the afternoon. Some of our own Malone Student Films will be screened. Got any films that you'd like to submit? Email me for details (at the address to the side or my malone email).

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Some of you are arriving at this site for the first time -- welcome. You'll find a real mish mash of information on this blog.

While the OPEN FRAME STUDENT FILM CONTEST has been around for a while, the blog just started last year as an information-resource for students who were interested in making short films. As you read, please remember to check out the dates of the information so you can distinguish which information is new for THIS year (07-08) and which information is leftover internet detritus from last year (06-07).

I'm excited about the changes we've made to the contest this year and am also excited about the momentum that exists on campus, in the surrounding geographical area (NorthEastern Ohio), and in the world of digital filmmaking and short films.

If you're a new student this year -- welcome to Malone and the OPEN FRAME, please make sure to introduce yourself at RUSH (the evening of the first Monday of classes). Shoot me an email (look to the right for an email address) if you have any questions.


Monday, July 2, 2007

The Contest

The Contest:

2 – 5 students will be selected as producers, 2 students will be selected as directors and four scripts will be named as “top scripts” (only two will be produced). Directors and producers will select two of the scripts to be produced for the film festival; all four scripts will be announced and awarded at the Open Frame Film Festival event in the spring. Casting will take place later in the semester, but actors are encouraged to turn in headshots and resumes as soon as possible.

Winning directors and producers will have access to the best cameras available in Media Services, will have access to editing on FINAL CUT PRO, and will have other filmmaking equipment available to them. Winning producers and directors will also be mentored by faculty members in the Communication Arts Department and by Media Services.

Materials for directors, writers and producers will be due October 22, 2007 at noon. Winners will be announced on October 29 at 5 p.m. on the Open Frame Blog.
More information about the application process can be found on the Open Frame Blog. Please turn in all materials to Kerrie Fisher, administrative assistant in the Communication Arts Office.

Purpose of Film Festival

Our contest grows out of the Communication Arts Mission Statement

We, the Communication Arts Department, purpose to develop communicators rooted in communities, acting as agents of truth, reflection, transformation and reconciliation in a way that celebrates God's grace and faithfulness.

Since making films is always collaborative -- the process of producing these films will invite students to create community with one another around this creative expression.

The film contest supplements Communication Arts Department curriculum by giving students an opportunity to enact skills taught in a broad range of courses and to develop qualities essential to personal and professional success.

Student films provide important portfolio material for students interested in careers in media production.

Creating films allows students an important opportunity to develop their “voice.” The ability to tell a coherent story in an engaging way is a skill that will be key in a broad range of contexts and careers.

Filmmaking demands that students develop many key qualities:
· the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously,
· the ability to work with a group of people to achieve individual and group
· the ability to work in stressful and sensitive environments,
· the ability to complete a task within a given time,
· the ability to make important judgments in high-pressure situations, and
· the ability to follow through on promises made

Contact Information

Email Andrew Rudd - arudd@malone.edu

call Andrew Rudd: 330.471.8523

Submission Rules

1. we encourage all genres of film: documentaries, journalistic expose,
fictional narrative, stop action, animation, experimental, music videos, etc…
2. student produced films must be submitted by April 9th at 8 a.m.
3. films may be submitted VHS-C, Hi-8, or in digitally in a Quicktime format;
No DVDs please.
4. films must be fifteen minutes or under to be considered.
5. films may only include actors who do not appear in any other film festival
6. filmmakers must obtain rights to any music used in their films.
7. accepted filmmakers must volunteer a minimum of five hours during the final
week of the festival.

Festival Submissions

Any Malone Students! The film festival is open to films produced by the Communication Department and any other films created by Malone College students. If accepted to the festival, your film will be eligible for awards, regardless of how the film got made. For more details about festival submissions see the Open Frame Blog.

This year, the Open Frame will be juried by a special panel of invited jurors uniquely qualified to recognize the merits of student films. In the past our jury has included independent filmmakers, film educators, writers, actors and film insiders working in Hollywood Studios. Ten awards will be given this year, based on the unique merits of this year’s films. Previous awards have included: Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Film, and Best Alternative Film. Films will also be eligible for the Audience Award.

Announcing: The Open Frame Student Film Festival

On April 19, 2008, an audience of over 300 excited students and community members will screen short films produced by Malone College Students. Will your film be shown that night?

Over the past five years, almost 50 short films have been screened at the Open Frame. Students write, direct, act, produce, edit & score these films.
Our purpose? Students work together and develop their vision, craft and voice.
The film festival is an event co-sponsored by the Communication Arts Department, Media Services and the Student Activities Committee.

The Communication Arts Department and Media Services will jointly produce two student films this year. Students are invited to submit scripts (for writers), headshots & resumes (for actors), applications or resumes (for producers) and reels (for directors).

Celtx Preproduction Software

Celtx preproduction software is a free program that offers several tools to aid in the preproduction process. There's a screenplay editor, breakdown sheets and files to keep your production organized, storyboards, schedules, and web services. It's a great way to keep your staff (crew members, producers, and performers) on the same page in the creative process. The program is available for download at celtx.com.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Contest Winners 07

Best Editing - Jake Thomas, Leaves

Best Sound - Jen Davies, Erin Czimer, The Exorcism of Emily Prose

Best Cinematography - Jake Thomas, Leaves

Best Screenplay - Andrew Siragusa, Drunk with Power

Best Score - Aaron Wagster, She is Sister

Best Non Malone Award - Jonathan Nelson, Christopher Bursac (Cinematography), She is Sister

Best Supporting Role - Jake Miller, When There are no Words

Best Actor - Dan Maze, Drunk with Power

Best Actress - Katie Ackerman, When there are no Words

Best Director - Brittany Westfall, When there are no Words

Best Experimental or Short Film - Jake Thomas, Leaves

Best Film - Jenny Smith and Brittany Westfall, When There are no Words

Audience Award - Joe Seibert, Still Roommates

Friday, April 20, 2007

The 2007 Open Frame Student Film Contest

In the version of this poster that hung all over campus this week -- the eyes of this production team were relocated from their heads to their hands and the print read:

Will Cady, Mallory Graham & Andrew Siragusa want to lend you their eyes.

Want a new vision of the world? Come to the Open Frame Student Film Contest.

All Student Films. Laugh. Thing. Stretch.

Available tomorrow night at ten? Join us.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What is Independent Film? "Live Free or Die" Filmmakers Comment

I liked this quote on indiewire.com from the filmmakers, Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin, behind the independent film "Live Free or Die" (no, not the Die Hard sequel). Read the whole interview here.

"What is your definition of 'independent film'?

It's a spectrum. The cheaper it is, the more indie. The longer it took to get it made, the more indie. The harder it is to fit the premise in a title or poster or 30-second commercial, the more indie. Extra bonus points if you hit up more than 20 friends and family for money and favors. Automatic disqualification for sequels."

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

That Time of Year!

It's the time of year to say (once again) THANK YOU! to all those alumni, faculty & staff who have, for so many years supported the OPEN FRAME.

We'll be sending out the jury disc a week from this Friday (on April 13th) and would love to have you in on the voting.

All ballots have to be received (by email) by Friday, April 20th. If you think you'd have time in your schedule to watch and vote (and we always appreciate feedback!) that would be great.

Please email me (Andrew) at my Malone address which is, as always, arudd at malone dot edu.

Thanks again for your support!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Eagle vs. Shark Interview and Trailer

I (Andrew Gates) saw this trailer last night and wanted to share it with the Open Frame gang, so a link is included at the end of this post. I also looked for and found a zany, weird, funny interview with the filmmaker behind the mischief. Again, if you haven't checked out the Open Frame Blog's list of links to Interviews with Independent Filmmakers, you have failed. Redeem yourself. There're interviews with all sorts of filmmakers.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Student Films Across America Submission Deadline

Some of you should _definitely_ submit to this fest.

Click on the banner to go to the website.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Interview with Guillermo Arriga, Screenwriter (Ameros Perros, 21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Babel)

I found this article on greencine.com. Arriaga is a great screenwriter with lots of interesting things to say. The Open Frame Blog doesn't have enough interviews with screenwriters, so look for more in the future.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Mumblecore Movement

There is an exciting community of filmmakers emerging on the indie scene. Coined "the mumblecore movement," the community often acts, produces, writes, and directs for each other's films. Films that have risen from the movement include the Duplass brothers'"The Puffy Chair," Susan Buice and Arin Crumley's "Four Eyed Monsters," Andrew Bujalski's "Mutual Appreciation," and Joe Swanberg's "Kissing On The Mouth." There is an article about the mumblecore movement on indiewire.com. Information about the each film and filmmaker can be found on the Internet Movie Database.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Great Interview with David O. Russell, Jeff Baena, and Mark Wahlberg (I Heart Huckabee's)

I (Andrew Gates) stumbled across this wonderful interview with I Heart Huckabee's creative minds. I didn't really care for the movie itself, but I found their rationale and explanations fascinating. Again, if you haven't checked out The Open Frame Blog's sidebar list of "Interviews With Independent Filmmakers," take a gander. There're lots of great interviews from interesting filmmakers with lots of different viewpoints on life, film making, and all other sorts of good stuff.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Richard Linklater Interview (Fast Food Nation, A Scanner Darkly)

I found a pretty sweet Richard Linklater interview on The A.V. Club. He's a really swell director who has recently become known from shifting back and forth from doing studio movies and smaller budget films. He's an independent film pioneer having made the film Slacker, a film that sparked the creative minds of amatures who become some of the better known filmmakers of today. Linklater's films include the studio films (Bad News Bears, School of Rock) and smaller budget ones (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Tape, and Waking Life). The interview was conducted at the Cannes Film Festival of 2006 where he premiered A Scanner Darkly and Fast Food Nation.

Richard Linklater Interview at the A.V. Club

Check out the list of Interviews with Independent Filmmakers links on the right side of your screen. There a lot of good interviews from some of the more established independent filmmakers and a few up-and-comers.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

DON'T MISS: Jack Hafer, Producer of To End All Wars, to Come to Malone

Filmmaker Jack Hafer will speak at Malone College’s chapel service on “Using Film to Change the World,” Wednesday, February 28.

Later, from 1 – 3 p.m., he will discuss the filmmaking process from the director’s and editor’s perspectives in the Johnson Center chapel. This is a great opportunity for Malone's prospective filmmakers to learn.

There will be a film forum with a special sneak preview of Hafer’s one-hour PBS documentary Wall of Separation concerning separation of church and state issues at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Barn. A question and answer session will follow. All of the above programs are free and open to the public.

The president of Boulevard Pictures, Jack Hafer is the producer of the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars. He and his production company represent a vast experience in the film & television studio business. Recent or current projects include Wall of Separation, The Culture Wars, Cruel Logic, Praying the Hours, Safety Zone, and James Dean: The Movie.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Film Society Screening of Magnolia Monday Feb. 26th 8 p.m. CL 49

There will be a Film Society Screening of the film Magnolia on Monday, February 26 at 8 p.m. in CL (Cattell Library) Room 49. Bring a pillow or beanbag if you like.


From the Canton Repository: Shooting a 30-minute dramatic film at 10 Canton locations in just six days during muggy August on a $20,000 budget presented plenty of challenges for Ryan Covert.

“It’s extremely exhausting,” said Covert, a 2004 Hoover High School graduate. “You have to work triple time, and stretch every cent as far as you can. Filmmaking is ridiculously expensive, so it’s all smoke and mirrors, making a low-budget film look like it’s not low-budget.”

Funded by grants from Arts in Stark and Quest Recovery Services, “White Room” is intended as an educational piece to provoke thought and discussion.

“It about this all-star basketball player named Jimmy who turns to cocaine and other drugs after his father dies. It’s about his downward spiral,” said actress Julia Dixon, 17, a junior at Green High School. “I play his sister. Our mother is an alcoholic, and I’m the only one who can do anything.”

Covert, 28, directed, co-wrote and co-produced “White Room.”

“Is it in the genre of an after-school special? Yes,” he said. “But we do our best to bring art back to the table. It’s an art film and also a help film.”

Admission is free to the screening of “White Room” and other short films at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. Due to strong language, drug use and violence, “White Room” is not recommended for viewers under age 17 unless accompanied by a parent.

Read the remainder of the article on the Rep's website. Andrew Rudd will be attending the screening and would like those interested to see it with him. e-mail him directly at arudd@malone.edu

Friday, February 16, 2007

FFS - Rhode Island International Film Festival

The Rhode Island Internation Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 2007 festival.

From the RIIFF website: "Now in its eleventh year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival™, (RIIFF) will take place August 7-12, 2007. In its brief life span, the Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2006, RIIFF screened over 300 titles in six days to appreciative crowds of over 22,000 people; making it the largest festival in New England."

FFS - Plymouth Indepedent Film Festival

The Plymouth Independent Film Festival is fairly new film festival accepting submissions for its 2007 festival.

From the PIFF website: "Welcome to PIFF '07. We are now ramping up for next year's festival, July 18-22, 2007. We are currently accepting submissions. Click here for further details, or visit our submissions page. Stay tuned for upcoming benefit events, off season film series and other exciting events. Schedule will be posted by the end of November.

In the meantime, check out our site and myspace at http://www.myspace.com/plyfilmfest

FFS - Midwest Independent Film Festival

The Midwest Independent Films Festival is year-round with films being shown the first Tuesday of every month in Chicago. Submission information is available at this link click me.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

America's Best Student Shorts

America's Best Student Shorts is "is a weekly, half-hour TV program that showcases short films and videos by college students. The program is appearing on more than three dozen campus and community TV stations all over the country. Check Show Times for a complete list" (www.beststudentshorts.com)

They Accept films from those under 25. There are no submission fees or liscensing fees. Check out the FAQs page to find the answers to any questions you might have.

Student Films Across America Traveling Film Festival Accepting Submissions

The Student Films Across America Tour is coming to Cleveland this year. There are links on the home page for entry forms, entry FAQs, and more.

From the SFAA.com homepage: "We're giving student filmmakers from around the world an unparalleled opportunity - their film, seen by thousands, in more than 50 cities across the country. The festival organizers will be riding a tour bus named Vivian, starting in their home state of Wisconsin and ending in Los Angeles for an awards presentation. See the list of dates to find out everywhere they're stopping - each city will have its own local featured student filmmaker."

Submission dates:
Early - February 27th
Regular - March 28th
Late - April 21st
Without a Box Extended - May 1st

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival

The Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival is accepting submissions for their summer film series. There is an entry fee of $15 for shorts under 30 minutes or $25 for features (over 30 minutes).

Call for film fest entries

Independent Film Project (IFP.org)

Check out this site. It has links to "Ask the Experts," "Filmmaker's Library," and "Forums" amongst other prossibly useful links.
The Independent Film Project site is awaiting.

Independent Film Channel Student Filmmaker Page

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) webpage includes a page with many links to information about student film festivals, other student filmmaking sites, movie lists (pretty cool top 100 films lists and so forth), and filmmaking software. Seems like something worth checking out.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Indie Films Page on the Internet Movie Database

I just found a indie page on the Internet Movie Database that includes a list of independent film festivals with corresponding links, articles, indie film trailers, and more. Check it out at .

Thursday, February 8, 2007

FFS: Movie Gallery Student Video Competition

There's an established student film festival sponsered by the Auburn Film Society & the Department of Communication & Journalism at Auburn University. The deadline for this year's competition is Feb. 22. There is a $25 entry fee. Competition winner in College Videomaker category gets $1,000. I know this is short notice for this year, but there's always 2008. Films entered must be less than 2 years old. So, if you've got a sweet film you made for last year's Open Frame Festival, consider entering.

more info. at

Stock20 Original Songs for Your Film

Andrew Rudd's brother runs a website that offers rights to all sorts of original music to fit the needs of filmmakers. Each song comes with different versions of the same song in different lengths. Songs are only $7 each. However, since this is Andrew's brother that we're talking about, Andrew might be able to work something out for you. The site is www.stock20.com. His brother posts new songs every month and there's a link to his archive of all his Stock20 songs. Check it out and contact Andrew for more information if you'd like...


Monday, February 5, 2007

FFS: Christian & Missionary Alliance Film Festival

Josh Whitemean emailed me from the video office to let us know that this summer the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) will hold our first-ever film festival. This is a great opportunity for your students to network and get exposure to a broader audience. Students claiming a C&MA church as theirhome church may enter. The reason I am writing you is because our missions recruitment office shows Malone as having a high number of Alliance students. Entrants don’t have to be at the festival to win some great prizes.

More details are available in A. Rudd's office or check out their website:


LFO: bald actors needed

Independent filmmaker seeks as many actors (men and women) as possible, ages 18-88, who are bald or who have a shaved head to appear as extras in a comedy short motion picture to be shot in the Cleveland, Ohio area in late February. Filming will take place in one afternoon and take two hours or less. Must wear dress pants, dress shirt and dress shoes. Must provide own transportation to movie set. Movie will be entered in film festivals across the country. E-mail brodyquint@yahoo.com if interested with a bald head shot attached. Thanks.

Jack Hafer Returns to Malone.

Some of you remember when Jack brought his film To End All Wars to Malone several years ago.

He's returning to campus to preview a new documentary that will not air until summertime -- but he'll also be speaking in chapel and offering a workshop on film postproduction.

He'll be here on February 27th & the workshop will be held at 4 p.m.. That evening, Linda Leon & I will be interviewing him after the premiere of his film which will be screened at 7:30 in the Stewart Room.

RASHOMON tonight!

Tonight will be the first film for the Malone Film Society, Spring, 2007:


This award-winning, critically-hailed, off-cited masterwork of Akira Kurosawa is cited by many to be one of the first major films to employ non-linear storytelling.

See you there!

Rashomon - February 5th, 8:00 p.m., Silk Auditorium

CFF: Andrew Gates

Andrew is looking for a shot logger and possibly a few other crew positions.

Please reply to him directly at:


or to the open frame mailbox at:


CFF: Andrew Siragusa & Will Cady

Andrew & Will will hold auditions for their film project soon. They're wondering if any other directors would like to audition actors at the same time.

Please email them directly or email the open frame web account:

Andrew - dilbert144@hotmail.com

Will - wjcady1@student.malone.edu

Open Frame - openframefilmfest@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

CFF (call for filmmakers): Sara Holtzman

Sara Holtzman is developing a film that will use documentary style to tell a story. She's looking for co-producers and editors to help with her project.

You may email her directly at:


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Spring 2007 Film Society Panel


…the narrow path…

Mainstream cinema thrives on traditional narrative structures, borne out of commercial interests. A few films and filmmakers are brave enough to follow a narrow path & employ alternative narrative structures. This semester we explore a few of these films and discuss what contributions alternative narrative structures have made to Cinema.

Rashomon - February 5th, 8:00 p.m.

Magnolia – February 26th , 8:00 p.m.

The Sweet Hereafter – March 12th, 8:00 p.m.

Memento – March 26th, 8:00 p.m.

Pulp Fiction – April 16th, 8:00 p.m.

The Malone Film Society is a program of the Open Frame Student Film Contest & is sponsored by the Communication Arts Department as an academic enterprise to develop critical discourse around popular culture on campus. This semester's films were all selected using the theme, "Alternative Narrative Structure"

Malone Community Members + Important Films = Valuable Conversation

…few there be that find it…..


Any student films are welcome for submission to the Open Frame. Student films must include at least two Malone College students in two of the following four positions: Producer, Director, Writer, Lead Actor.

We encourage all genres of: documentaries, journalistic expose, fictional narrative, stop action, animation, experimental, music videos, etc…
student produced films may be submitted by April 10th at 5 p.m..

films may be submitted on VHS-C or Hi-8 or on a hard disc drive in Quicktime Format.

films must be fifteen minutes or under to be considered.

films may only include actors who do not appear in any other film festival submissions.

filmmakers must obtain rights to any music used in their films.

accepted filmmakers must volunteer a minumum of four hours during the final week of the festival.

Films will be accepted based upon quality of form and content, and restricted based on the limited timeframe of the festival.


Each year films receive awards from a jury of faculty members, alumni and industry professionals. The awards include:

Best Cinematographer

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Sound

Best Original Score

Best Screenplay

Best Editing

Best Film

Best Alternative Film

Audience Award.

the Non -Malone Award


Last year’s planning committee designed a Film Society in order to supplement the general void on campus of showing “important” and “classic” films from the canon and to combat a general filmic illiteracy on campus. Each semester The Film Society will show 3 – 5 films thematically paneled, rotating across every four years in order to increase student filmic literacy.

The production contest was renamed as the production “workshops” this year and has taken a more developmental approach to student filmmakers. The vast majority of filmmakers this year are novice filmmakers (at least at Malone) and so we're trying to channel our best efforts into supporting their success.

What is the Open Frame?

The Open Frame Student Film Contest is an annual event that takes place at Malone College in Canton, Ohio and is sponsored by the Communication Arts Major and Student Activities.

Over the past five years, students have screened 40 short films at the Open Frame student film contest. All of the films in the Open Frame are short films, varying in length from 2 minutes to 17 minutes. Each film was written, directed and produced by Malone students. Most of the films have also been scored, acted and edited by Malone students.

While most of the films have been written, directed and produced by Communication Arts Majors, almost 40 of the over 150 students who have been involved in making these films have been students from other majors all over campus.

Over 300 members of the Malone Community usually attend the event. The two-hour event (+ a half-hour awards ceremony) has been planned and publicized by groups of students each year.

Alumni have also played an important role in the film festival, each year 8 – 12 alumni from all across the country watch all the submissions to the festival and vote for award winners. Many of these alumni submit notes of encouragement and exhortation to our filmmakers.

Friday, January 5, 2007

This Year's Event

This year's Film Fest will be held on Saturday Night, April 21st at 10 p.m. in the Malone College Barn.