Student Film Showcase Set for May 16 at Art Museum of South Texas

May 07, 2014

0516 student showcase

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have the opportunity to screen their films before a live audience during the annual Student Film Showcase to be held on Friday, May 16, at the Art Museum of South Texas.

The showcase, hosted by the Department of Communication and Media, will begin at 7 p.m. in the H-E-B Auditorium at the Museum, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  The event is free and open to the public.

This year, the showcase will screen films from the Advance Filmmaking: Narrative course. The students were divided in to two groups. Two student-written original scripts were selected for production and each group produced their own film. Both groups will premiere their original short films at the Student Showcase.

“The selective nature of the showcase makes having your film selected to be screened a great opportunity for students to build up their portfolio and also provides networking opportunities for the aspiring filmmakers,” said Edward Tyndall, Assistant Professor of Media Production.

Additionally, a “work in progress” cut of A&M-Corpus Christi student Erick Cantu’s film will be screened. Cantu is participating in a Directed Independent Studies course led by Assistant Professor of Media Bobby Lewis. Cantu has worked all semester on a supernatural thriller that he has written, produced, and directed, along with the help of his crew, several students from the Advanced Filmmaking class as well as other A&M-Corpus Christi students who serve as actors.

Additionally, a few short documentary films produced in the fall 2013 Advanced Filmmaking class, found footage films from Edward Tyndall’s Editing I class, and student-produced music videos will also be shown. The screenings will be followed by a question and answer session with the student filmmakers.