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Award-Winning Films

From day one, students in the Cinematic Arts programs are challenged to do more than just learn how to use filmmaking equipment. They are encouraged to develop great stories that are rich in depth, insight, and passion. With these goals and first-rate faculty instruction, it’s no wonder that our student films do so well at film festivals.

Our student films have impressed at major events like the Festival of Media Arts. This event is put on each year by the Broadcast Educators Association, a consortium that includes more than 1,600 professors who represent more than 275 colleges and universities. Films by APU students have placed in the top tier every year since 2005, and won Best of Festival twice.

Other festivals that APU films have won at include: Damah Film Festival, Rogue Independent Film Festival, Reel Spirituality/LAFSC Film Festival, Paste Magazine’s Rockin’ Reel Film Festival, and the International Christian Visual Media Crown Awards.

Student Film Awards

No Love In Berry County
Blake Heal, Andrew Kazanjian

Best of Festival – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2009

Suicide and Goldfish
Jesse Doland

Second Place, Narrative – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2009; Redemptive Film Award, Regency University's Redemptive Film Festival

The Restoration
Samuel A. Ward

Second Place, Animation – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2009

The Reclamation of David Simms
Anders Lindwall, Lauren Cray, Chadwick Trentham

Third Place, Narrative – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2009

Life After
Jeremiah Lujan

Gold Award – International Christians in Media Crown Awards, 2008
Second Place – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2008

Flutter
Tricia Aaurand, Savannah Nord, Nick Ganas

First Place, Narrative – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2008
First Place – Reel Spirituality/LAFSC Film Festival, 2007

Sometime Today I’m Going to Kill Ben Stiller
Dominic Lang

First Place – Rogue Independent Film Festival, 2007

Jaded
Anders Lindwall

Second Place, Narrative – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2007
First Place – Reel Spirituality/LAFSC Film Festival, 2006

Faith On a Sleeve
Jeremy Rice, Matt Spaerazza

International Christian Media Crown Awards, 2007

Giving Her Away
Drew Stanfield, John Donley

Best of Festival – Broadcast Educator’s Association Festival of Media Arts, 2006
Best Student Film – Damah Film Festival, 2006
Festival Tour DVD – Paste Magazine Rock n’ Reel Film Festival, 2005

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.