Cameras ready? MCC student art club hosts 4th annual film festival, $500 grand prize

Published by The Bee News

January 29, 2024

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MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College’s student club, the Bullhead City Campus Arts Club, is hosting its 4th Annual Flash Film Festival. The festival is a chance for students, faculty, staff and community members to show off their artistic abilities behind the camera.

“This is something anyone can do with the phone in their pocket and let their voice be heard,” said Joe Ketchum, MCC faculty and club advisor. “They can collaborate with friends, and learn new skills and their efforts are at least rewarded with praise at the festival.”

The festival encourages participants to create short films in various categories such as drama, comedy, musical, horror and more. The event is a great way for community members to showcase their films and support others’ endeavors. Submissions are due March 22.

Ketchum said putting together a film is a collaborative and personal process, and a chance to highlight one’s personality through storytelling.

“Anyone can do this because filmmaking is about figuring it out. Most of us have a 4k camera in our pocket and most of us have friends and family to perform in our films.”

Participants have the chance to win the grand prize of $500. Prizes will also be awarded to the first-place winners in each category in the form of a $50 gift card.

For submission rules and guidelines, visit Mohave.edu/film-fest. The festival is at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at the MCC Bullhead Campus, 3400 Highway 95, bldg. 600. Light refreshments provided. For more information about the festival and submissions, contact Joe Ketchum atJKetchum@mohave.edu.

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