The best short films by Baylor University students get screened Friday night at the 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival at the Waco Hippodrome.
The annual festival, created to showcase recent work by Baylor Film & Digital Media students and others, will feature 16 films ranging from three to 27 minutes. Baylor film lecturer Maverick Moore said this year’s student submissions demonstrated more variety than past years.
“There’s something for everyone, from general audiences to artsy films. There are no two of the same film category,” he said. Baylor film faculty selected the festival’s movies and while the program is slightly shorter than those of past years, it’s solid throughout. “We wanted to make sure every film was strong,” Moore said.
Past Black Glasses Film Festival winners have gone on to screenings at other festivals, including the Cannes International Film Festival where Moore’s “Shotgun” and Brynn Sankey’s “Stray” appeared in its Short Film Corner.
The screenings will take about 2 hours, followed by an awards ceremony. Awards will be given for Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Editing, with three screenwriting awards.