Calling all filmmakers! This year’s Panther Film Festival will be taking place on April 15th at 7:30pm in GC 140. If you have a short film you’ve been working on, this is your opportunity to showcase it to fellow peers and even win prizes. Applications are open now until April 1st, with completed films due April 9th. You can find the applications here.
Interested in participating but don’t know where to start? You still have time to create a short film for the festival. Check out this list of resources at FIU that you can take advantage of to make your film. If you’re not ready to fly solo yet, FIU’s film club, the Film Initiative, is hosting a 48 Hour Film challenge on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd. At this event, students work in small teams to write, film, and edit a short film in two days that can be submitted to the festival.
The Panther Film Festival is open to the public and will have audience-voted awards, so bring your friends and family to join in on the fun! For more information and updates, make sure to follow @fiufilm and @fiufilmstudies on Instagram.
Emily Rivero is a junior at Florida International University studying Creative Writing and Film Studies. She is an aspiring screenwriter who subscribes to too many streaming services and wishes Netflix would stop asking if she’s “still watching.”