Taylor University, through the Media Communication department, has sent students to the Sundance Film Festival for the last four years. A Taylor graduate has even been the producer of a best short film at a past Sundance Festival.
Students will attend class sessions at the Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Park City, then fill their afternoons and evenings with film screenings, filmmaker Q&As, discussion and film seminars. Each student will see about fourteen films during the week.
Assistant professor Kathy Bruner, who offers this independent film course, said, “In some ways, film is the modern pulpit and independent filmmakers, especially documentary filmmakers, are like modern prophets, showing us the problems in our culture. We want Taylor students to be great artists telling those stories and inspiring solutions as well.”