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Black Glasses Film Festival to be held at Waco Hippodrome

March 31, 2010

Baylor's Film and Digital Media division in the College of Arts and Sciences will present the 11th annual Black Glasses Film Festival on April 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Waco Hippodrome (724 Austin Avenue).

While the event usually takes place on Baylor's campus, the Hippodrome was selected as a good venue for bringing together the Waco and Baylor communities in support of the arts.

The Black Glasses Film Festival was created to give students an outlet to showcase their films and enable them to reach an audience. Black Glasses takes place at the end of every spring semester and is three hours dedicated to exhibiting the best student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.

Awards are given for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and an Audience Choice award. Winners are announced at the festival and will receive Best Buy gift cards ranging from $50-$100.

Professor Mary Slaughter created the Black Glasses Film Festival as an exhibition for student-produced films. Professor Slaughter was known for wearing black-framed glasses, so students named the festival in honor of her.

Admission is $3 for students/seniors/military and $5 for adults. Tickets are available at www.wacoperformingarts.com

Contact:

Dr. Jim Kendrick

Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media

(254) 710-6061

James_Kendrick@Baylor.edu