UNCW Film Studies Department to Host Visions Film Festival & Conference April 15

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Visions Film Festival & Conference will return April 15 to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The annual conference, hosted by the Department of Film Studies, aims to unite a diverse community of undergraduate students through scholarly analysis, discussion panels and cutting-edge screenings. The event, by and for undergraduates, offers a unique opportunity for passionate film students to indulge in an environment full of artistic expression, as well as showcase their own work.

Jaclyn Gramigna, founder and director of Whippersnapper Films and a Cannes "Short Corner" winner, will deliver the keynote address. The panel discussion includes experts from Industrial Light & Magic, Cinetic Media, Cucalorus Film Festival, Crane House, blink blink and FemTech as well as a set dresser from a Golden Globe-nominated production and an assistant editor from an Oscar-nominated production.

Badge registration is open for the event. Badges grant guests full access to all of the benefits the festival and conference has to offer, which include:

  • Two film blocks
  • Conference bock
  • Keynote speaker
  • Inspirational filmmaker panel
  • The Video Race (participation and/or screening)
  • Breakfast and dessert receptions
  • The After Party

Access registration through the Visions website, or purchase tickets at Sharky’s, located in UNCW’s Fisher Student Union. Badge prices are as follows:

  • LIFT OFF: $10 through March 31
  • JETTISON: $15 April 1 through April 14
  • ORBIT: $20 April 15 (day of event)

Guests may pick up reserved badges at the registration table on the day of the event. Badges may also be purchased at Sharky’s on the day of the event for $20; individual tickets for film and conference blocks may be bought for $8. A valid I.D. is required and all badges are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

About Visions Film Festival & Conference
Founded in 2006, Visions has grown from the small local festival it once was to an international festival that displays student work on a larger scale. As the only undergraduate peer-reviewed joint film festival and conference, this event creates an enriched experience for filmmakers and scholars through a widespread offering of panels and workshops alongside interactive installations and visionary screenings. Visions hopes to have another successful festival and conference this April and invites anyone interested to support undergraduate filmmakers and scholars at this open event.