The Hub Announces Student Film Festival

Film Festival Highlights Student Finalists in Volusia County High Schools

The Hub on Canal, Inc. today announced the public viewing for The 3rd Annual Hub on Canal Student Film Festival on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm. As part of its collaboration with Volusia County Schools, The Hub on Canal will be showcasing student films and student movie posters from ten high schools throughout Volusia County.

Student Film Entries to be Judged for Awards

On Sunday, The Hub on Canal will showcase the finalists for the film competition. The student film entries for the 2019 festival must be between three and five minutes in length. In addition, The Hub on Canal will be exhibiting movie poster entries as part of the movie poster competition. The movie posters are a result of collaboration between a student artist and the student film producer. Two separate panels of judges will judge the student films and movie posters. The film panel is comprised of industry professionals including directors, scriptwriters, producers, cinematographers, and directors. A separate panel of judges will judge the movie poster entries. This group is comprised of artists and graphic designers.

The Hub and Community Outreach

“The Hub on Canal Film Festival is one of many community outreach programs sponsored by The Hub on Canal,” said Richard England, President of The Hub on Canal, Inc. “The goal of the student film festival is to provide teenaged students with an opportunity to express themselves through film and digital art, to learn from industry and community professionals, and to experience the joy of sharing their creation in a community event, regardless of whether they win a prize.”

The 2019 festival has been expanded to provide additional support for students, including early film entry mentoring and a career round table discussion event. As part of its outreach, The Hub on Canal seeks to connect students with experienced film professionals, providing them with hands on information about technical and career aspects of film.

The schedule for the 3rd Annual Hub On Canal Student Film Festival is as follows:

Public Screening, Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1-4 pm: Winning films and posters will be shown throughout the afternoon. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Awards Night – Private Event, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6-8:30 pm: Student finalists, their family members, teachers and judges will be invited to attend this private event at The Hub on Canal. Winning films will be showcased at both the public screening and awards ceremony.
Based in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. The Hub on Canal is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to creating community by fostering art, education and a broad range of creative opportunities. Open year round seven days a week, The Hub on Canal supports the local community by offering art exhibitions, dance and musical performances, educational classes and workshops, cultural events, and local community outreach programs. More than 70 regional and local artists make their home at The Hub on Canal, creating and exhibiting their work, collaborating with other artists, and selling their art to the many visitors and residents of the New Smyrna Beach area. The Hub on Canal community comes together through special events and extends the arts to the underserved and socially challenged through scholarship programs and art, wellness, and music classes. Since its opening in 2012, The Hub on Canal has served more than 250,000 visitors, helping to revitalize the local community and stimulate economic growth. For more information, visit the website at

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