Northwest Students Host Film Festival

By Jonathan Cooper | jcooper@kq2.com

Published 04/29 2014 05:59PM

Updated 04/29 2014 09:44PM

(MARYVILLE, Mo.)  It's not quite a Hollywood movie premiere, but a film festival at Northwest Missouri State sure felt like one.

Video production students at the University premiered films they've been working on throughout the semester to the community.

This is kind of a chance for us to say thank you to the community that helped us out, whether it was locations or the use of a vehicle," said Justin Ross, an instructor. " I mean we couldn't make these movies without community support."

Student filmmakers dressed up and took pictures on a red carpet.

For some students, it was their first experience creating an entire film - something they learned a lot about.

"It's a lot harder than what people think, I mean when they come and watch, they will think, oh it's okay, but there is so much more work behind the scenes that you'll never know," said Kellen Burgess, a sophomore.

An awards ceremony was held to honor the best films.

Instructors say the video production program at Northwest has made great strides.

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