Students at the University of Central Arkansas will debut their short films they’ve been working on during the 14th annual UCA Film Festival May 3.

The event, which free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall.

According a news release from UCA, guests can expect a diversity among the filmmakers, genres and stories shown including short narratives, documentaries, experimental films and more. 

“There is a lot of talented people here with really strong visions and personal stories,” senior film club supervisor Donavon Thompson said. “They’re going to tell those stories, and it’s good for us as filmmakers to get feedback and get the experience of being able to show people what’s inside our heads.”

The film festival features films made by students in UCA’s Digital Filmmaking process and takes place during finals week every year.

UCA film faculty members choose the films to be shown at the festival and guest judges, which are undisclosed, choose the contestants awarded.

An awards ceremony will follow the festival.

“UCA Film Festival is a great place to showcase students’[s] work as well as inspire other students to enter into the film festival and to help them go out and pursue their careers,” Thompson said.

For more information, contact Mike Gunter, chair of the Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, at 501-450-3162 or