UofA-TUBE: Turning Language Students into Film Makers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Helen S. Schaefer Building, home to the UA Poetry Center and the Humanities Seminars Program, 1508 E. Helen Street (at Vine Avenue), UA campus

Turning Language Students into Filmmakers

DISCUSSION and SHORT-FILM SCREENINGS presented by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Take one creative climate, two grad students, a good idea and what do you get? The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Film Festival (DSPFF) is an annual undergraduate film competition, that invites students to explore film making in an academic setting as a creative medium for their language learning endeavors. With the increasing interest in amateur filmmaking and the affordability that the digital age brings to the industry, it is no small wonder to see the camera lens finding its way into the classroom. Discover the birth of DSPFF as well as the pedagogical practices that are at the heart of this student-driven event. Plus, enjoy some of the best short films from previous festivals.

Popcorn will be available for purchase before the movies.