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Documentary Featuring HBU Professor Now Available

September 16, 2016 | A new feature-length documentary has been released, offering a fresh perspective on the polarizing Star Wars prequel trilogy. Joshua Sikora, chair of HBU's Cinema & New Media Arts program, was interviewed for the film and is featured extensively, speaking to the cinematic and mythological foundations of George Lucas' classic sci-fi saga.

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.

Notes from SXSW: Day 5

March 17, 2016 | 4 Virtual reality dominated the conference once again. On day five, we look at the promising future of VR and the wondrous uses people have already found for it. Learn how VR is making our world a better place in these highlights from South by Southwest...

Notes from SXSW: Day 4

March 16, 2016 | 5 Virtual reality is “the next big thing” being explored in earnest at SXSW this year, and the next three days will be primarily dedicated to sessions focused on this emerging medium.

Notes from SXSW: Day 3

March 15, 2016 | 5 Day three here at South by Southwest was marked by opportunity — a glimpse at many of the new developments that have the potential for great good, if used well. Here are the highlights...

Notes from SXSW: Day 2

March 14, 2016 | 5 My second day at South by Southwest focused more on the impact of new technologies on the commerce of independent film and developing media. Here are some of the highlights...