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Alumna Natalie LaValley’s Short Film Telos

October 14, 2020 |

Alumna Natalie LaValley ’19 graduated from the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU with a BFA in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Writing. Her new short film, Telos, tells the story of …

Professor Hartwell’s Film “The Way That I Take” Advancing at Film Festivals

October 10, 2020 |

Cinema & New Media Arts professor Chris Hartwell recently premiered a new short film, The Way That I Take, which is now screening at a number of film festivals across the country. The short film …

Filmmaker A.J. Edwards Chats with MFA Screenwriters

October 2, 2020 |

In September, we were thrilled to virtually host acclaimed filmmaker A.J. Edwards for an in-depth chat with our MFA in Screenwriting students. Edwards is the writer and director of Age Out (2018) and The Better Angels

Announcing SATELLITE — Stories of Art, Culture, and Faith

February 15, 2018 | The Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing at Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the launch of SATELLITE, HBU’s student-run arts and culture online magazine. Satellite is proudly the descendant of The Collegian, the student-led newspaper of HBU since 1963.

Filmmaker Chris Hartwell Joins HBU Faculty

August 2, 2017 | The Cinema & New Media Arts program at Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that filmmaker and critic Chris Hartwell will be joining our faculty this fall. Mr. Hartwell is most widely known for his video essays and film/TV reviews on the popular YouTube series, The Hart Beat.

Professor Coleman Published in Image Journal

July 31, 2017 | Bearden Coleman, associate professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing, was recently published in a film-focused issue of Image Journal. The essay, as part of a series of articles about the films that help you live better, takes a closer look at Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and the way it helps viewers see the world more clearly and honestly.

HBU Welcomes Professor Bearden Coleman

July 7, 2017 | Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that Bearden Coleman will be joining the School of Fine Arts this fall as an Associate Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing.

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: