New film festival, McCain shows and other ways for K-State alumni, friends
to support the arts K-State
Alumni Communications and K-State Communications and Marketing
|The new K-State 48 Film
Festival this spring will give students 48 hours to develop and create a
short film. (Photo: K-State Communications and
From theater to dance, to
music and design, Kansas State University offers a variety of ways for students
to express themselves through the arts and learn from talented professionals.
The university also provides plenty of opportunities for alumni and friends to
support these programs and return to campus to experience the
One of those opportunities is the inaugural K-State 48 Film Festival
this spring. After a kickoff event
at 6 p.m. March 31, students will have 48 hours to create a film, featuring an
original story that is between two and six minutes in length. While the students
can select their genre, films must include three creative elements that will be
revealed at the start of the film festival. These elements could be anything,
such as a prop, a line that must be spoken in the film or footage from a
specific location. The digital films will be judged and prepped for the film
festival exhibition and awards ceremony 6 p.m. April 9 at the Town Hall in the
Leadership Studies Building.
Matt Blomberg, video news production
specialist and event organizer, believes the festival is a natural extension of
learning in the Digital Age.
"As film supporters here on the K-State
campus, we believe that knowing how to tell a story in an engaging and
intelligent way is an important element of a student’s education," Blomberg
said. "This film festival will provide K-State students with a collaborative and
creative venue for making short films."
Jay Woofter, senior in digital
media and political science, has high expectations for this inaugural
"Every student on campus no matter their skill level will have the
opportunity to be creative through film, and I can't wait to see the results,"
Woofter said. "This is a great opportunity to be creative, network with people
who also love video, and learn new video production skills." Other
ways to support the arts
Spring is finally here, and with it
comes an exciting line-up of shows in the McCain Performance Series
. Upcoming shows include
— Moscow Festival Ballet on April 24, The Beach Boys on May 16
and ONCE the Musical
on May 18.
K-State Alumni Association
members receive 15 percent off select McCain shows this season, including
Cherish the Ladies on March 4, Acoustic Africa
with Habib Koite and
Vusi Mahlasela on April 8 and superstar trumpeter Chris Botti on May 10. Learn more
about the discount.
arts events at K-State include the Spring Dance ’16
on April 1-2 and Shakespeare’s As You Like It
April 21-23 and April 28-May 1,
from the School of Music, Theatre, and
Find other ways you can stay involved in the arts at K-State