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WILMORE, KY—The Highbridge Film Festival hosted by Asbury College is April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and general admission. The Admissions Office is offering free tickets to high school students. Contact Casey Malone for more information or to schedule a campus visit. The event is semi-formal. Tickets are available through the Asbury College bookstore.

highbridge07.jpgThe short films to be screened are no longer than eight minutes each. Each film was produced and submitted by Asbury College students or high school students from across America. Three media professionals will judge the films including Andy Merrill ’90, producer for the Cartoon Channel and Kristin Ross ’97, manager of Feature Films at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles. The high school student with the top film wins a $1,000 scholarship to Asbury College.

For the past two years, the festival has drawn more than 700 patrons. This is the first year the festival will be held in Hughes Auditorium. The Asbury College Jazz Band will provide entertainment 30 minutes prior to the first film and during intermission. All festival attendees are invited to a reception in the Kinlaw Library immediately following the festival. Winning entries will be shown at the film festival as well as to an audience of 20,000 at Ichthus, a Christian music Festival, in June.

The admissions office is hosting Media Communications Preview Day for interested high school students on Friday, April 27. Students will be able to spend the night in the dorms, attend chapel and attend a selection of media communications focused events. Some of the events include viewing “The Best of the Best,” selected films from the 2005 and 2006 Highbridge Film Festivals, watching the live taping of “Noah’s Rain” Asbury College’s sitcom production, and the 2007 Highbridge Film Festival on Saturday night. Students interested in attending Media Communications Preview Day should contact Casey Malone at For more information about Highbridge, visit

The Highbridge Film Festival seeks entries which illustrate the human experience through struggles, joys, tragedies and miracles. The festival is open to diverse interpretations; however, it encourages stories that avoid being gratuitously and explicitly violent or obscene. The Highbridge Film Festival exists to inspire, promote and support creative storytelling for young people around the world.