ASHEVILLE NC – Area film lovers can anticipate viewing some freshly minted, award-winning student-created films in the second annual Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival, Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.
The “Date Night”-themed event opens with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a 90-minute screening at 7 p.m., and showcases the best of Western Carolina University student films from its Film and Television Production Program’s annual, campus-based Controlled Chaos Film Festival. Genres include comedy, drama, documentary, animated film and promotional pieces.
A two-item live auction during the intermission will give audience members an opportunity to win a 3-minute business or family video created expressly for them by students and faculty in the WCU film and television program, or a featured cameo role in a senior thesis film. Students and faculty members in the FTP program will be available throughout the event to provide commentary and answer questions.
The cost of admission to this limited seating event is $75 (plus $5 North Carolina sales tax). Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, July 13, at the Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands Performing Arts Center, or by calling the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts at 828-227-7028.
Students in WCU’s School of Stage and Screen write, direct, act, film, edit and produce the films and incorporate musical compositions created by students in the Commercial and Electronic Music Program and title sequences developed in the School of Art and Design.
The money raised from ticket sales will assist students with making senior project films, which often cost more than $5,000 to create, and in acquiring essential equipment for the program.
The festival rating is PG-13 for adult language.
For more information about the event, see the web page at http://bccff.wcu.edu.