Student Filmmaking

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.

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14th Annual UCA Film Festival Award Winners

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
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Nominate A Fellow Student for this years Student MVP Award!

Nominees should demonstrate several, if not all of these qualities: Great Work Ethic Great Attitude Dependability Reliability Versatility A Passion for Filmmaking Someone who makes your film better, simply because they are there; that is what a filmmaking MVP does! Nominations are being accepted in Stanley Russ, room 216 --Right Now!!! After the nominees have been selected, students will be able to vote on the winner at ucafilm.org! The winner will be announced and presented with MVP Award at the UCA Filmmaker’s Ball.Read the rest