Professor to present at film festival in Spain

Jack Sholder, director of the motion picture and television production program at Western Carolina University, will present a workshop and introduce “The Hidden,” a movie he directed, on Oct. 9 at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia held near Barcelona.

Jack Sholder

Jack Sholder

The movie is being screened as part of a tribute to “Science Fiction Treasures” at the festival, which was started in 1968 as the first International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies. Sholder (pictured) also was invited to teach a filmmaking workshop at a university in Malaga, Spain.

In addition, he recently presented a paper, “Using Fifteen Second Films to Teach Filmmaking,” at the University Film & Video Association’s conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Western’s program in motion picture and television production exposes students to the history, craft and art of motion pictures and television while providing hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date equipment in the industry.