Baylor's Film and Digital Media Puts on Shades for Festival

April 27, 2012

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Media Contact: Terry Goodrich (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (April 26, 2012) - Baylor University's 2012 Black Glasses Film Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Jones Theatre in the McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave.

The three-hour film festival, which is hosted by the film and digital media division in the department of communication studies of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been held at the end of each spring semester since 1999 to give students a chance to showcase their films to an audience, and is dedicated to exhibiting the best student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.

Black Glasses Film Festival and Uproar Records also teamed this year to create a music video competition and it is sponsored by Word Entertainment, a Warner-Curb company. The winner of the contest will be announced at the Black Glasses Festival Saturday.

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 27 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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