Three AU Films Selected for Film Festivals


Anderson, Ind. — A trio of Anderson University student films are coming to the big screen at local film festivals. The Victory International Film Festival is set for September 9-11 in Evansville, Indiana, while the Hobnobben Film Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is slated for October 15-17.

​​”To have three films screening at highly competitive film festivals speaks to the quality of work by our students and confirms the growth that we are seeing in our program,” said AU’s Dr. Jack Lugar, professor of cinema and media arts. “AU offers a cinema and television program that competes on a national level and prepares our students for fulfilling careers in the ever-expanding media industry.”

After being nominated for a student Emmy this past spring, and screened at Indy Shorts this summer, “Brown Sugar” has been selected to screen at the Victory International Film Festival and Hobnobben Film Festival. “Brown Sugar” will screen on Sunday, October 17, at 5 p.m at Hobnobben. Oluwanifemi Adejumobi, Alphonso Blackwell III ’20, and Leo Marerro were the creators of this documentary.

“I love being a part of the AU family,” said Blackwell. “I think AU films are underrated on our campus, and I love how our film turned out.”

“Death’s Client” was selected for both Victory and Hobnobben. The film is set to screen on Saturday, October 16, at 8:45 p.m. at Hobnobben. Rebecca Gregg ’22 served as director, Roger Gibson ’22 as the writer, Jacey (Crawford) Williams ’21 as the producer, Connor Carr ’22 as the director of photography, and Sky Cramer ’23 as the editor. AU student Brady Day co-starred.

“The First Day” was selected to screen at the Victory International Film Festival and was also nominated for Best Student (College) Film. The film was directed, produced, and edited by Jonathan Williams ’22, while Connor Carr served as the director of photography and Jacey (Crawford) Williams as the writer. AU featured actors included Jacey (Crawford) Williams, Miles Morey ’24, Gillian Lintz ’22, and Shelby Gray ’21.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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