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Envision Film Festival Features Industry Guests

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Film students at Envision Film Festival

Taylor’s Envision Film Festival (March 14-16) will highlight the best work of the year from Taylor student filmmakers and offer a day of free film workshops open to the public. Guests will include Los Angeles-based Production Designer, Randy Kizer, Artistic Director from Indianapolis’ Heartland Film Festival, Greg Sorvig, and Videographer/Editor Olivia McCash from the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Ohio.

Kizer will offer workshops explaining the world of production design, explaining the specific jobs and career paths within a film’s Art Department. He will show the process from drafting initial designs to the creation of sets, using his work on the hit design competition streaming TV show, Making the Cut, as a case study.

Sorvig will explain the film festival landscape and submission process and offer best practices for filmmakers when entering their work in festival competition.

McCash’s workshop will focus on how filmmakers can use their cinematography and editing skills in non-profit and ministry organizations worldwide.

The year’s best fiction films and documentaries made by Taylor students will screen on March 15 at 7 pm in Rediger Auditorium in the Boren Campus Center. After the films, an awards ceremony will showcase the winners of this year’s competition, as judged by Taylor film alumni. 

Taylor’s Film & Media Arts program has won more than 900 external awards, including CINEs, Tellys and multiple recognitions from the regional Emmy organization. In 2023, Taylor received its first recognition from the Student Academy Awards with a semi-finalist recognition for one of its documentaries.

The public is welcome at Envision events, and there is no charge to attend. The full festival schedule is available at

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Kathy Bruner
Taylor University
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