DeSales University’s 18th Annual Film Festival, 3/24

The Division of Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 18th annual DeSales University Film Festival playing Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. in the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

Featuring a world premiere slate of creative, intelligent, and entertaining student films produced by TV/Film students, the Film Festival screens works written, directed, and produced by TV/Film majors ranging from narrative film to music videos and everything in between. This year’s festival showcases why the DeSales TV/Film program is considered the leading film school in the Lehigh Valley.

In a department that boasts 17 Emmy Award winners from among its students or alumni, the DeSales University Film Festival – DUFF for short – is an annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and the entertainment industry.  Therefore, the festival audience can expect to see “first films” of future award winners.

This year’s festival celebrates the fruits of the students’ yearlong labor as screenwriters, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors, dancers, and musicians and their slate of witty, compelling, and powerful films are competing for “Best in Show,” “Honorable Mention,” and the popular “Audience Choice” award.

The filmmakers represented in this year’s festival include Anthony Antonelli, Adam Barbato, Karl Bohn, Joseph Bologna, Connor Cohan, Jean Carlos Falcon, Colleen Gallagher, Celeste Iacono, Sam Kimchuk, Matthew Krause, Elliot Laubach, Adam Pivirotto, and Christopher Tocche.

Tickets are only $5 for DeSales faculty, staff, and students. Tickets may be purchased by stopping by the Labuda Center box office or by calling extension 1276.