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Houston Baptist University | July 27, 2017

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The Cinema & New Media Arts program at Houston Baptist University provides a challenging creative environment for students to develop their artistic abilities and prepare for work in the rapidly expanding worlds of film, media, and the web.

The Cinema & New Media Arts program at Houston Baptist University provides a challenging creative environment for students to develop their artistic abilities and prepare for work in film, media, and the web. Explore our site to learn more about our educational opportunities, read featured articles from our faculty and partners, search our archive of resources for filmmakers, and connect with us on Facebook.

2017 HBU Film Festival

June 5, 2017 | On May 5, the Cinema & New Media Arts program hosted the second annual HBU Student Film Festival, featuring 19 short films produced by our students. We are so proud of all the amazing work from these talented filmmakers and were thrilled to celebrate their achievements!

Award-Winning Short Film by HBU CNMA Faculty

August 20, 2016 | Cinema & New Media Arts professor Jesse GrothOlson led a team of local media professionals and HBU students in the production of 4F, a short film produced for the 48 Hour Film Project. The comedic short won the 2016 Audience Award and garnered several additional accolades, including Best Acting (GrothOlson), Best Writing (GrothOlson & McMahon), Best Ensemble Cast, and 3rd Best Overall Film.

New Trailer for Documentary Featuring Joshua Sikora

August 15, 2016 |

Check out the new trailer for The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary about the Star Wars saga produced by Bradley Weatherholt and his team at Ministry of Cinema.

Joshua Sikora, director of Cinema & …

HBU Faculty Premiere New Feature Film

July 14, 2016 | This week, Manifest Destiny premiered in Santa Ana, California. The feature-length musical comedy adventure, loosely based on the historical Lewis & Clark expedition is directed by Anthony Parisi and executive produced by Joshua Sikora (Chair of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing at Houston Baptist University). The film also co-stars Cinema & New Media Arts faculty member Jesse GrothOlson.

Sikora Wins at Houston International Film Festival

April 17, 2016 |

Joshua Sikora, founder and director of the Cinema & New Media Arts program, won the prestigious Gold Remi Award at the 49th Annual Houston International Film Festival for his short film, Nova.

The film, which …

Notes from SXSW: Days 6 & 7

March 20, 2016 | 5 Could there actually be more to learn about virtual reality? Turns out, yes! The last couple days of the conference took a more practical look at what’s possible in virtual reality today and where these new technologies will take us within the next decade.