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Houston Baptist University | June 23, 2017

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HBU Announces New Interactive Media & Digital Design Major

June 5, 2017 | Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the availability of a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Media & Digital Design, a new major within HBU's Cinema & New Media Arts program.

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!

CNMA Students Win Gold Remi Award

April 30, 2017 | We're so proud of our Cinema & New Media Arts students for winning a Gold Remi Award at the 2017 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival for their documentary, More Than Home.

South by Southwest 2017

March 19, 2017 |

Cinema & New Media Arts professors Joshua Sikora and Jesse GrothOlson attended the South by Southwest Film Festival and Conference this last week. Here are some of the highlights from their trip:

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.