Southern Adventist University will host SONscreen Film Festival. The three-day event, beginning Thursday, showcases more than 20 independent projects and provides 11 workshops on topics including lighting, audio/sound design, directing, documentary cinematography, and VFX.
Since its debut in October 2002, the festival has become the destination for established and up-and-coming Christian filmmakers to share their creative work, gain exposure, and network with other media and film professionals, said officials.
Traditionally held in California, 2014 marks the first year SONscreen has gone on the road. Southern was a natural destination for the event, given the university’s track record of successful film industry alumni and its well-respected School for Visual Art and Design, said officials.
Along with the workshops, SONscreen includes panel discussions, presentations, and nightly film screenings. The festival culminates in an awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
Creative work will be recognized in 10 categories—ranging from Best Animated Short to Best Screenplay—with individual prizes as high as $2,000.
A festival pass is $100 for non-students and $50 for students. The student rate applies to any high school or college student. SONscreen also offers $55 day passes and a $15 block pass option allowing guests to view a 3-hour window of films. Organizers suggest attendees register ahead of time to ensure seating.
For more information, visit www.sonscreen.com