Student SFIThe Stephens College Digital Filmmaking program will host the 15th Annual Stephens Student Film Showcase at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Windsor Auditorium. The showcase, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of film genres produced by Stephens digital filmmaking students. The event also will include the Columbia premiere of “Tampsen Air,” the episodic project produced by Stephens Film Institute 2018.

Stephens film faculty as well as student filmmakers also will be on hand to talk about the program’s 15 years.

“It is exciting to see the growth of this film program and our students during the last 15 years,” Associate Professor Kerri Yost said. “I feel like each individual student has contributed to making this a special film program that is truly making a difference in the film community.”

She said that the event showcases the growth that students undergo as filmmakers during their time at Stephens.

“Our showcase shows how it starts, from their first films their freshman year and beyond to when they crew on larger films like the Stephens Film Institute,” Yost said. “Our students come to us passionate about filmmaking and ready to work hard. They learn technical skills and develop their own artistic voice but also develop strong leadership skills at Stephens. Today, they are becoming the real leaders in the film and television industry and creating a network for women in film that was so badly needed.”


Pictured above right: Madison Crist ’20 on the set of “Tampsen Air” last summer. 


About the Stephens Film Program

Stephens College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking and a Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting. Undergraduate digital filmmaking students begin working with professional film equipment their first semester on campus and have many opportunities throughout their time at Stephens to write, produce and direct their own original films. Students also learn from industry professionals through the Citizen Jane Film Series, which hosts screenings and workshops throughout the year. Students work alongside fellow filmmakers during the biannual Stephens Film Institute, which allows classes to produce a short film during the latter half of the spring semester and summer.


About “Tampsen Air”

Last summer, Stephens Film Institute students worked together and with industry professionals to create “Tampsen Air,” the pilot in an episodic series directed by Associate Professor Chase Thompson, who also is a graduate of Stephens’ M.F.A. program. “Tampsen Air” has been selected to premiere at the Kansas City Film Festival and the New York City Independent Film Festival.

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