UCA Feature Film Project

UCA is one of the only film programs in the country that regularly produces a feature film that allows student filmmakers hands on experience crewing at every level of the project. UCA’s second feature film project, Sympathy Pains was written and directed by UCA faculty member Joe Dull, while faculty member Mike Gunter served as Director of Photography. The film premiered on the UCA campus on September 23rd and is just beginning its run on the festival circuit.

UCA 3D Stereo Filmmaking

The film program at UCA is a leader in educating students in cutting edge technology. It’s one of only a handful of schools in the country to have taught a stereo (3D) filmmaking course. Three UCA professors, Bruce Hutchinson, Scott Meador, and Chris Churchill collaborated with a student crew to make the first 3D narrative film shot in Arkansas. It is currently on the festival circuit, where it has been given an Honorable Mention at the Boston Science Fiction Festival and was nominated for Best Science Fiction Film at the Bare Bones Film Festival.

The 3D trailer can be viewed wearing traditional blue/green 3D glasses. If you don’t have any 3D glasses, the 2D trailer can be found below.

UCA Student Filmmaking

UCA student films are playing in festivals across the country, from Florida to California. Recent UCA graduate (Class of 2012) Kim Risi’s senior thesis film Man in the Moon won the Charles B. Pierce Award for best film made in the state of Arkansas at the 2012 Little Rock Film Festival.

Our Mission Statement

The Digital Filmmaking program at the University of Central Arkansas prepares students for the future of filmmaking by combining new technology with traditional storytelling to produce creative, original stories, with an eye towards emerging technologies that enhance the creation, distribution, and exhibition of those works in the global marketplace.

Contact Information

Digital Filmmaking Program
Department of Mass Communication
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035