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Feel the Heat, Eat the Popcorn! Fourth Annual Student Film Festival brings student visions to the big screen

The students of the ASU Film & Media Production program host their annual Film Fest and Audience Choice Award competition April 27-28 at Harkins Valley Art Theatre in downtown Tempe.

Photo by Keriann Espersen

April 20, 2009

The students of the Film & Media Production program in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film.

he ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film hosts the Fourth Annual Film Festival and Audience Choice Award* competition April 27–28 at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre in downtown Tempe. The traditionally sold-out event has been expanded to two nights and features the work of dozens of filmmakers eager to see their work on the big screen.

“Audience members will see a wide range of short films, from documentaries to dramas to comedies to demo and cinematography reels, all of which explore a full range of the curriculum here at ASU,” says F. Miguel Valenti, Lincoln Professor of Ethics and the Arts and program director of Film and Media Production in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film. “We are the first school in the nation to incorporate ethics into the teaching of film production, and it is always fascinating to see how students interpret that,” Valenti adds. “We welcome all to come and see for themselves the great work our students are doing here at ASU.”

Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 505 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

April 27-28, 7 p.m.

$9 at the door; $7 in advance through the ASU Film Association:

Public Contact
School of Theatre & Film Publicity office: 480. 965.3381; ASU Filmmakers Association:

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta 
ASU Herberger College 
School of Theatre and Film