TROY – Alabama high school and college students are invited to submit films for a free virtual film festival hosted by a design professor at the University of Troy.
The YellowHammer Film Festival is for students interested in learning more about cinema and animation. The one-day film festival will feature virtual workshops, reviews, a keynote speaker, a student exhibition and an awards ceremony. The festival will take place on July 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Submissions must be sent by July 15th. The YellowHammer Film Festival was made possible by a major grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA) and matching funds from Troy University.
Troy Associate Design Professor Chris Stagl, director of the film festival, said the festival was intended to be an enriching and interactive experience for high school and college students.
“We look forward to engaging the students who join us online with a look at the world of cinema from an arts and humanities perspective,” Stagl said in a press release from the University of Troy. “I think the students who participate in the festival competition will be delighted to have their work screened for all participants, speakers and judges. With the help of the AHA and the University of Troy, we hope that the YellowHammer Film Festival can have a lasting impact on the community and the State of Alabama.
Other festival partners include the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Film Office, Auburn University in Montgomery, the American Advertising Federation in Montgomery, and Dothan’s PushCrankPress. According to the festival’s website, presenters include people who are educators, writers, filmmakers, scouts, hosts, and producers.