April 27 film festival to highlight WCU student work

The inaugural Controlled Chaos Film Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Niggli Theatre on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Controlled Chaos will feature two hours of the best films made by students in WCU’s motion picture and television program, part of the department of stage and screen, as chosen by students and faculty. Capstone films by members of the senior class will be among films chosen.

The film festival, expected to become an annual event, is a chance to see emerging Western Carolina filmmakers – writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, composers and crew – who have honed their craft in WCU’s new film program. The films also will feature actors from Western Carolina’s theater program, reflecting the integrated curriculum of the stage and screen department.

The public should note that while the first half of the festival is family friendly, the second half will include material with adult themes and content not suitable for children.

A reception will follow the film program and the presentation of awards.

For more information, contact Jack Sholder, professor and director of motion picture and television production, at (828) 227-2324 or jsholder@email.wcu.edu.