Film and Film Making in Kentucky

Film and filmmaking in Kentucky will be the subject of an all-day symposium at the University of Louisville on October 4th.

October 4, 2013
Program Schedule
Registration Form (PDF)
For more information:, 852-2247

The conference is intended to clarify the current status of film making in Kentucky, articulate the need for film criticism and film studies, and provide an opportunity for the general public to learn more about the film industry.

Stephen Prince, author of the popular text, Movies and Meaning:  An Introduction to Film will be the keynote speaker.  Prince is also the author of studies of violence in movies and monographs on the directors, Sam Peckinpah and Akira Kurosawa.

The sessions of the symposium will cover Making Feature Films in Kentucky, Teaching and Writing about Film, the Business of Film, and Documentary Film in Kentucky. Speakers and participants include filmmakers and producers such as Josephine Decker, Gill Holland, Kimberly Levin, Mimi Pickering, Tom Thurman, and Zachary Treitz, who will discuss the process of picture making from its conception to distribution. Film critic Anthony Kaufman and professors of Film Studies Andrew Cooper (UofL), Matthew Dalle (UofL), and Gregory Waller (Indiana University) will offer their expertise on theoretical and historical approaches to cinema. In addition Kent Sevener (Showtime Network), Mike Fitzer (One Eighty Degrees, LLC), and Michael Mangeot (Commissioner of Kentucky Travel and Tourism) will share their thoughts on the business of film industry. First Lady Jane Beshear will open the symposium.

The symposium is a project of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, which seeks to create learning opportunities for a wide public. Those interested in learning more about film as an art form as well as understanding narrative, artistic, cultural, and economic implications of the cinema, should attend.

To register contact Janna Tajibaeva at  or 502-852-2247