We are proud to announce Student Activities’ first Film Fest! Over the course of two days, we will show several short films submitted by LU students. In addition to the short films, attendees will be able to hear from a panel of experts as well as partake in hors-d’oeuvres and drinks each night.
LaHaye Event Space
Films 1-5 (Thursday), Films 6-9 (Friday)
Q&A with film directors
Oscar short films
Awards Ceremony (Friday only)
- Submit Statement of Interest form – January 25 (no longer accepting forms)
- Submit the first draft of the film via Dropbox – February 22 (no longer accepting submissions)
- Films are chosen by SA (all videographers will be emailed a decision) – March 4
- Submit final films via Dropbox – March 22
- Must receive a Statement of Interest form by the deadline to be eligible
- First full-length draft of the film due February 22 to Dropbox (please label film: StudentName_FilmTitle_Film.mov or .mp4)
- The format of the film must be QuickTime 1080/24p
- May not exceed 15 minutes in length
- Must abide by the Liberty Way
- Must be a current LU student to participate
- Must be able to attend the showing of your film
- Work must be an original
Panel of Judges
Assistant Professor, Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center
Mr. Wales is an award-winning producer, director and editor having created episodic television. He has also produced, directed, and/or edited over forty corporate and industrial video programs for companies such as DuPont and General Motors, while also writing and directing several award-winning short films of his own. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Screenwriting from Queens University of Charlotte to add to his Master of Education from Baylor University and Master of Communication from Regent University. Mr. Wales has two finished screenplays and several others in various stages of development.
Equipment Manager, Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center
Won Novalis is an award-winning editor of six feature films as well as dozens of commercials, documentaries and short film projects. He also has feature and commercial experience as DIT and a post-production supervisor. In the commercial world, he has and still works with clients like GE, Microsoft, the United Way, and the American Advertising Federation. A student of his craft, he’s constantly pushing the boundaries and enjoys working with those who do the same.
Director, Student Activities
Stephanie Ward has been the Director of Student Activities for four years. She has overseen hundreds of events in her time at Liberty, including Block Party, Coffeehouse, concerts, and more. She is highly driven and organized with over ten years experience within the events and marketing industries. Holding a B.S. in Graphic Design and a M.S. in Management allows her to inspire her team to create new events each year. Part of her role as director is in advancing the department in cultural products within the entertainment industry.