WBGU-TV launches new local program: ‘Cinema U’

BOWLING GREEN, O.—WBGU-TV has announced the addition of “Cinema U” to its local programming schedule. The series promises fresh content featuring 22 short films by local filmmaking talent from Bowling Green State University and area high school students.

The series will launch at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, on WBGU-TV, featuring interactive hosts Rebecca Eaddy, a graduate student in vocal performance from Milan, Mich., and Casey Toney, a senior from Toledo majoring in theatre and film.

Five, 30-minute episodes will showcase short films across genres including film noir, 2-D and 3-D animation, thrillers, stop-motion animation, experimental, avant-garde, and drama.

Season 1 of “Cinema U” will air weekly from Feb. 3 through March 3. A panel of TV and film faculty members selected by WBGU-TV and its partners will view and judge all video entries. One short film will win the “Best Picture” award complete with a prize package featuring an iPad. The prizewinner will be announced March 3 following the season’s last “Cinema U” episode.

The program is open to all from BGSU and area high school students. WBGU-TV and “Cinema U” staff are now accepting short film projects for Season 2, coming this fall. For more information, visit http://www.wbgu.org/cinemau.

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(Posted January 31, 2011 )