Wright State filmmakers premiere six new films


Wright State University’s 21st annual Big Lens Film Festival, featuring six diverse premieres created by students within the organization’s award-winning Motion Pictures program, will be held Thursday at the Neon Movies.

Since its inception, Big Lens has been a viable, entertaining and eye-opening launching pad for WSU’s budding filmmakers to express themselves as artists to the greater community. Many films have gone on to acclaim across the country at numerous prestigious festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival. Two films also received Student Academy Award nominations.

“This is a very strong year for Big Lens,” said Steven Bognar, WSU film professor and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. “Our (Motion Pictures) program is very rigorous and demanding. It is an undergrad program with graduate school expectations. We put (the students) through the ringer, but they come out real filmmakers able to work anywhere.”

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