Two short-film events are scheduled Friday, Feb. 3, on campus — one that is part of a national student film festival and the other the culmination of a UCF Film directing-class assignment.
Campus MovieFest, in its sixth year at UCF, features films created in one week. More than 80 team captains met Jan. 17 at the Student Union to pick up a camera and laptop provided by the festival organizers to use while creating movies under five minutes.
Films from the 16 finalists will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom. Awards will be given for best picture, best comedy and best drama, and the winning films will advance to the Campus MovieFest finale in June in Hollywood.
The other screening, the Directing 2 Showcase, is a presentation of 26 films under six minutes made by students in the Directing II class. Each film must have at least one professionally trained actor in a lead role. Many of the previous films in the annual exhibition have been selected for UCF Film’s 5 Stories compilation DVDs and have been accepted at film festivals around the country.
The showcase will be at 7 p.m. in Room 132 of the Visual Arts Building.
Both events are free.