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Film School’s Fall Auditions Set for Sept. 13

August 14, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2014 student film projects on Saturday, September 13, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of more than 20 productions–from the film programs at Watkins and, for the first time, Belmont University–will be looking for actors of all ages. … (more)

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Co. H Celebrates ‘Mystic Truths’ with July 12 Reception

June 30, 2014

Mystic Truths, a multi-media exhibition from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s student-led collective Co. H, will celebrate its summer run with a reception on Saturday, July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring outstanding work in painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation from 15 area artists, the show remains on view … (more)

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Steven Womack Keeps Mystery Alive with ‘Resurrection Bay’

June 15, 2014

Watkins Professor Steven Womack, a member of the Film School faculty since 1995 and an award-winning mystery writer, will see his eleventh novel, the suspense-thriller Resurrection Bay, published June 8 by Midnight Ink Books. Resurrection Bay is inspired by the real-life case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, in the 1970s through the early 80s, murdered … (more)

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HerStory Institute Summer Cinema Series Screens at Watkins

June 11, 2014

In partnership with Watkins Community Education, the HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films highlighting the writing, producing, directing, cinematography, production design and editing in films created by women. The series will screen a range of features, shorts and documentary films including but not limited to independent and foreign films, classics and festival favorites. … (more)

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Co. H Screens for ‘Attention’ at Track One

June 9, 2014

In an effort to combat culturally induced impatience and shortened attention spans, student art collective Co. H presents ATTENTION, a juried, hour-long screening of video art, on Friday, June 20, at the Track One Building. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a reception at 8 p.m. before the screening at … (more)

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Film School Alumni Produce Star-Studded Summer Flick

June 5, 2014

Alumni Brooke Bernard and Ryan Zacarias, producers at Nomadic Independence Pictures in Nashville,  just finished producing the summer film “Ping Pong Summer” with an all-star cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and Lea Thompson. “Ping Pong Summer” was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival as well as SXSW. The film opens June 6 in theaters across … (more)

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Sam Dalton Shares Adventuring Spirit in Notable Travel Guide

May 20, 2014

Congratulations to Film School Visiting Faculty Sam Dalton, among the writers contributing to 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel (Sellers Publishing), recently named a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards from ForeWord Reviews. A follow‐up volume to 65 Things To Do When You Retire —which The Wall Street Journal called “one of … (more)

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Spring ’14 Films Screen May 5-8

May 5, 2014

The Film School presents its Spring 2014 productions May 5-8 in the Watkins Theater.  More than 40 narrative and experimental projects from four production classes will be shown. Admission and parking are free. Watkins Spring 2014 Student Screenings Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. = Production I Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. = Production II Wednesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. = Production III Thursday, May 8, … (more)

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Student Film Showcase Screens April 25 at Nashville Film Festival

April 21, 2014

In conjunction with the 45th annual Nashville Film Festival, The Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)

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Young Filmmakers Accepted Into Nashville Film Festival

April 14, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the short film produced by Watkins’ Pre-College Program participants has been accepted into the Nashville Film Festival.  Among Flowers, written, directed and produced by high school students Micah Atkinson, Austin Ernst, Chloe Masten and LeeAnn Ruffing entirely during the three-week program, will screen during the Young Filmmaker’s Showcase on Saturday, April 19, at 10 … (more)