Tarleton’s 10th annual Purple & White Film Festival is April 23

STEPHENVILLE (April 13, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s Department of Communication Studies is hosting its 10th annual Purple and White Film Festival on Thursday, April 23.

Short films produced, acted in and edited by students will be showcased at the festival. The genres of films represented will include narrative, documentary and animation.

The festival is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in Room 119 of the O.A. Grant Humanities Building.

This year’s competition has between 10-15 submissions. Films will be judged by documentary students and will compete for one grand prize. Film titles include:What You Don’t See, Weekend in Vegas, Muddy Gras, A Casual Day and Family Reunion: Dancing to “Shake it Off.”

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to support local film makers,” said Dr. Robert Anderson, assistant professor. “The festival will display the students’ talents beyond their three-hour class credit.”

Any film submissions may be submitted as a DVD to Anderson by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in O.A. Grant, Room 394-G.

For more information on the film festival, contact Anderson at 254-968-9853 orranderson@tarleton.edu.

Tarleton’s Department of Communication Studies provides programs in journalism and broadcasting, public relations and event management, speech communication and teacher certification. To learn more about degrees and programs offered, visitwww.tarleton.edu/communications.

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