The student filmmakers of Wright State University’s award-winning Motion Pictures Program will premiere their new thesis films at the 2018 Big Lens Film Festival at the Neon on May 27. This year’s festival will have two scheduled screenings of the films. The first screening starts at 5:30pm and the second will begin at 8pm, both ending with Q&A with the directors of the films.
Short films from Wright State’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures program have screened at top film festivals, including Sundance, and been Student Academy Award Nominees. Graduates of the WSU film program work in every aspect of Hollywood and independent film across the country. One WSU alum, Hannah Beachler, is the production designer of the smash hit BLACK PANTHER.
This year’s films dive into a number of contemporary issues and themes, including bullying, finding one’s identity in a digital age, familial relationships, racial tensions, loss, aging, and much more! Please note, these films do contain adult themes and language and may not be suitable for children under 15.
Tickets will be on sale for $10 through the Neon Box Office which is located at 130 East 5th Street in downtown Dayton.