Fifteenth in a series of articles from our visits to colleges and universities that are invited to participate in the 2018 College Film Awards.
Hollins student filmmakers have a habit – one that we love.
Their films have been featured in a number of prestigious film festivals, including Sundance Film Festival,
San Diego Black Film Festival, Shure University International Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, and St. Louis International Film Festival. Hopefully, they will add Poe Film Festival to their list in the fall.
Hollins University is home to fewer than 1,000 students in an idyllic setting near Roanoke. Historically, a women’s college, Hollins has achieved national recognition for its international diversity of students, enormously high job placement numbers and a ton of majors that attracts top talent – film studies among them.
Associate Professor of film, Amy Gerber-Stroh, is rightfully proud of her comprehensive film production program. As she said recently, “Very few schools in the nation offer an undergraduate all-woman film program, particularly a program that includes film/video production.” Clearly, Hollins University understands the value of visual arts in filmmaking as a growing national industry and, accordingly, supports its program financially.
The Poe Film Festival welcomes their stories and invites Hollins students to submit their short films and documentaries on our website, starting April 1. (Normally, at this point in our profile, we say something like Go Tigers, but we were informed that Hollins has no official mascot title.) Go Hollinses!