UCA student films are playing in festivals across the country, from Florida to California. Recent UCA MFA graduate Prentice Dupins' Film Last Stop won Best Graduate Film at the 13th Annual UCA Film Festival in 2017. Last Stop is on the festival circuit now and has played at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, the San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
By Brody Arnold
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — Werner Herzog, a prominent figure in the film industry, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Thursday, Oct. 5.
It will be Herzog’s first trip to Arkansas.
“He is a world-class filmmaker, a renowned figure in the arts,” said Stephen Stanley, assistant professor of Film and the faculty sponsor for the residency. “He’s here to explain his process and to talk about his movies.”
Stanley said the residency would be a chance for students to be up close and personal with someone who is interacting with people on a global scale.
Herzog has an extensive history in film, including work on “Aguirre, The Wrath of God” (1972), “Nosferatu” (1978), “Fitzcarraldo” (1982), “Lektionen in Finsternis” (1992), “Grizzly Man” (2005), “Encounters at the End of the World” (2007), and “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” (2010).
Herzog has his own school, Rogue Film School.
The highlight of the residency will be a screening of the Herzog-directed “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The screening, free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A.
“It is a documentary about the Internet, artificial intelligence, what it means to be connected,” Stanley said of the film. “So we’re going to reach out to the community, to the science programs around. It’s a very entertaining documentary, but it also has a very interesting kind of … Read the rest
Congratulations to all the Award winners at the 14th Annual UCA Film Festival!
Best Narrative: Mine to Tell
Audience Choice: Matriarchs
Faculty Choice Award (Undergrad): Among the Stars
Faculty Choice Award (Graduate): Narcissus
Best Narrative Under 5 minutes: Lunch Break
Best Music Video/Experimental: Small World
Best Documentary: Milky Way Mammals
Graduates with Honors and Distinction: Prentice Dupins
Graduate Film Award: Prentice Dupins
Outstanding Student Award: Laura Craig
Leadership Award: Donavon Thompson
MVP Award: Toby Coleman & Justin Farely
Entertainment Partner’s Movie Magic Scholarship: James Wood
Film Scholarships: Matt Magdefrau, Madeline Finne, Whitney Butler, Johnathan Woodson, Zack Stone
Best Direction: Rachael Asherman
Best Screenwriting: Johnathan Woodson
Best Actress: Lexi Baltzley
Best Actor: Brent Welch
Best Cinematography: Justin Farely & Jordan Howard
Best Editing: Mason Thompson
Best Sound Design: Mark Thiedeman
Best Production Design: Mine To Tell
Best Producing: Claret Alcala Vasquez & James Wood
Best Visual Effects: Mark Thiedeman… Read the rest