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From the Current-ArgusPosted: 05/15/2009 09:49:50 AM MDTThere'll be everything from comedy to horror on tap at a most unique film festival coming up for Eddy County residents.
Film students in video production classes at New Mexico State University-Carlsbad are working on film shorts under the guidance of digital media instructor Cynthia Niedland. They are learning to write, produce, direct and edit their own 5- to 15-minute films.
The students' films will be showcased at two film festivals.
The first is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Artesia at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.
The next will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the NMSU-C Theater, Room 153. Admission is free and open to the public.
"What they are doing is creating film projects in their first year," Niedland said. "This semester, they decided to have short film takes."
Those in the class are college students Esai Smith, 20; and Skot Simonton, 26; and dual credit high school/college students Matthew Fournier, 18; Roy Cryer, 18; Colton Cooper, 18; and Alan Moreno, 18.
Dual credit courses allow public high school students in school districts, charter schools and state-supported schools to earn both high school and college credit for qualifying courses. The courses must be academic or career technical in nature, which means they must apply toward a degree or certificate program.
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