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Houston Baptist University | October 31, 2014

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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.

Best Films of 2013

January 17, 2014 | 1

Below, Clint Cullum offers his picks for the top ten films of 2013. You can find his list for 2012 here. Also, check out Joshua Sikora’s new review of Gravity, his favorite film of

Three Lessons from Filmmaker Whit Stillman

October 9, 2013 |

Last week, we had the privilege of hosting celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman in a series of events on HBU’s campus. He generously spent time in class with a number of our Cinema & New Media Arts …

CNMA Director Launches New Series

September 20, 2013 |

In addition to heading up the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU, Joshua Sikora also runs an independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures, which has been the driving force behind a number of cutting …

Acclaimed Filmmaker Whit Stillman to Visit HBU

September 9, 2013 |

Celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman will visit HBU and speak to students and faculty next Tuesday evening, October 1st. The event is being sponsored by The Free Enterprise Institute in cooperation with the Cinema & New Media …

Troubled Angels: Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium

August 10, 2013 |

To be healed is a powerful motivation. In his short play, The Angel That Troubled the Waters, Thornton Wilder brings a startling clarity to the tension between the desire for healing and the knowledge that …

Fruitvale Station and Oscar Grant

July 19, 2013 |

From Craig Detweiler’s review, Fruitvale Station, Oscar, and Us 

There has been plenty of heat generated by the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. I have read so many heartfelt responses and blog posts in …