The next generation of great filmmakers is being highlighted at the MNTC Clean Shorts Film Festival - hosted on site, in the IT Building March 3-4. This festival is free and open to the public, featuring dozens short films that are 30 minutes or less. Films are family-friendly, with limited language.
Digital Cinema and Television Production Instructor Ben Hlavaty started the festival as a fundraiser to support student travel and provide his students the chance to compete on a national level. Each year, the festival receives submissions from a wide variety of individuals, ranging from elementary aged students to adult feature filmmakers. The Clean Shorts Film Festival strives to raise awareness of talent through independent film.
“There are so many people who are incredibly talented, and this art is happening without a huge budget,” said Hlavaty. “Not everyone is in Hollywood. Oklahoma is blowing up in the filmmaking world," said Hlavaty on the emergence of film in our state.