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Malone University will present 13th annual Open Frame Student Film Festival at the Canton Palace Theatre on April 5

March 11, 2014 | Release # 6859

Open Frame

The Malone University Department of Communication Arts will present the 13th annual Open Frame Student Film Festival on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre, located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Admission is $2. A filmmaker meet and greet will precede the screenings at 6 p.m.

The Open Frame Film Fest, a student film fest held at Malone University each year, has facilitated more than one hundred short student films over the previous twelve competitions. The one-day-only event includes films written, directed, scored, acted, and produced by students. Malone students have produced comedies, dramas, westerns, animated pieces, documentaries, music videos and art films; all are welcome at the festival. Students are encouraged to collaborate with each other, community members, professionals and faculty to develop their films. The Open Frame also includes a number of training and development events throughout the year to help students develop their filmmaking and storytelling skills. This year's festival will include a sampling of current projects by Malone University alumni now working in the film industry.

Many Open Frame alumni have gone on to make films beyond their college years, working in other media-related jobs, including in Hollywood, Calif. Others have gone on to more varied professions including teaching, sales, ministry, management, journalism, music and public relations. The Open Frame supplements the curriculum of the Communication Arts Department at Malone University.

Malone University offers a concentration in film. Building on the good work of students, the Malone University film program offers courses both in film studies (understanding film critically) and film production (utilizing digital cinema tools to tell visual stories). Malone University has retrofitted a student media center with a studio space, three dedicated editing suites, production offices and a story development center.

The intent of the OPEN FRAME continues to be the hope that in the telling of the stories and the unwinding and application of the film maker's craft, students collaborate and direct their teams in ways that shape, reflect and transform their communities, the church and the world. Their contribution to film as art and narrative, their focus, their ability to think carefully and critically about the narratives they create, suggests that these students and this program share the heartbeat of the Communication Arts Department and Malone University mission statement.

For more information, please check the Open Frame blog here.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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