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Films under the stars: ASU Art Museum hosts 12th festival


Each year, more than 1,000 film enthusiasts gather to for the ASU Art Museum's film festival.


Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

April 08, 2008

Who
The ASU Art Museum, host of the ASU Art Museum Annual Film and Video Festival

What
Proudly presents its 12th Annual Film and Video Festival, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m.

Held outdoors on the ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center plaza at 10th Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe, behind the ASU Art Museum, attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for an enjoyable evening of new and innovative film.

This year festival attracted entries from 31 states and 24 nations. The jury viewed 362 entries, ranging from animation and drama to comedy and documentaries, and chose 20 works for the final cut.

Over the years, attendance at the festival, which has developed a following among filmmakers and aficionados alike, has grown to over 1,200. This year’s short films and videos will entertain adults and youth alike with humorous, thought-provoking works created by artists with different visions and levels of experience, but note that a few entries contain mature language and content.

The LeBlanc Audience Choice Award will be voted upon the evening of the festival and announced online at asuartmuseum.asu.edu/filmfest following the fest.

Where
ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center Plaza, 
behind the ASU Art Museum 
10th Street and Mill Avenue, ASU Tempe campus

When
Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m.

Cost
FREE

Public Contact
Ting Sun, 
Marketing/Press Specialist, 
ASU Art Museum 
Phone: 480-965-0014
Fax: 480-965-5254
Email: ting.sun@asu.edu
asuartmuseum.asu.edu

The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America, is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The museum is located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe and admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays (during the academic year), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. To learn more about the museum, call 480.965.2787 or visitasuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Ting Sun, 
Marketing/Press Specialist, 
ASU Art Museum 
Phone: 480-965-0014
Fax: 480-965-5254
Email: ting.sun@asu.edu