Team Entries Accepted and Open Auditions Monday for Fault-Line Film Festival


by News Bureau on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 29, 2011 — Team entries will be accepted and acting auditions for the 2011 Fault-Line Film Festival will be held on Oct. 3 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University.

Film teams can sign up at 5:30 p.m., and open auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m. All currently enrolled Southeast undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in the University competition.

The Fault-Line Film Festival showcases the creativity and innovation of University students through filmmaking. Each year, student script writers, actors, and video production and editing specialists are given the chance to spotlight their creative talents by competing for prizes and recognition.

Fault-Line Film Festival teams will have the opportunity to consult with faculty members from the Department of Mass Media and the Department of Theatre and Dance throughout the event and attend Fault-Line Master classes. They are as follows:

  • Screenwriting will be taught by Fred Jones, associate professor of mass media, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre (flex theatre) at the River Campus;
  • Film acting will be taught by Amy Fritsche, assistant professor of theatre and dance, from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8 in the River Campus Seminary Building Room 403;
  • Film directing will be taught by Dr. Kenn Stilson, interim chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the River Campus Seminary Building Room 403; and
  • Post-production effects will be taught by Peter Chanthanakone, assistant professor of industrial and engineering technology, from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building Room 202.

Winners will be announced and screened during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.

For more information about the Fault-Line Film Festival, visit For more information on team sign-ups and casting, contact Jones at For more information on acting auditions, contact Stilson at

The Fault-Line Film Festival is sponsored by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Mass Media, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. For more information and complete rules and guidelines for both competitions, visit