Visions 8 Registration Launch

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Attention film fanatics, filmmakers, and film scholars! The University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Studies Department is excited to announce that badge registration for the 8th Annual Visions Film Festival & Conference is now open! Hosted on the UNCW campus each spring, Visions celebrates the creative and scholarly work of undergraduate film students from around the world.The Visions 8 All-Access Badge allows entry to two full days and nights of film-related events occuring April 5–6th, 2018. Get your badge now, and save the date to join us for this amazing event! With over thirty guest presenters in attendance, you don’t want to miss this year’s lineup!  

Highlights of this year’s Visions Film Festival & Conference include:

  1. Two Film Blocks: Featuring twenty-four daring, delightful, and diverse range of narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films made by undergraduates from film programs from around the world.

  2. Conference Block: Four young, professional scholars challenge the audience with their in-depth analysis of film and discuss topics important to film studies in an inquisitive environment.

  3. Keynote Address: Badge holders get the chance to hear from an established filmmaker as they share their journey to success.

  4. Visionary Panel: Seven film professionals share anecdotes from their careers, offer advice to attendees, and take questions from the audience regarding a range of topics including film production, graduate school, film scholarship, fundraising, internships, first jobs, interviews, and more.

  5. Video Race: Twenty teams square off in a one-hour, one-take filmmaking challenge! No experience required. The Video Race is the perfect opportunity for networking and building community — all while having a heck of a good time!

  6. Breakfast and Dessert Receptions: Mingle with visiting VIP guests and socialize with students and faculty from international undergraduate film programs, while enjoying free refreshments!

  7. After Party: Closing it all out with a bang, the Visions After Party provides a night of music, awards, free snacks, photo booth pictures, great people, and lots of fun in downtown Wilmington, NC!

Badge registration is quick and simple through Vendini, which can be accessed through the Visions Film Festival & Conference website ( Alternatively, you may purchase badges and individual tickets at Sharky’s Game Room, located in UNCW’s Fisher Student Center.

Purchase your badge early for an even greater value!

  • Early Bird Registration: February 12th – March 22nd - $10

  • Regular Registration (Online and Sharky’s Box Office): March 23rd – April 4th - $15

  • Walk-Up Registration (Sharky’s Box Office): April 5th & 6th - $20

Note: You may purchase individual tickets ($8) for film blocks, the Keynote Address, Conference Block, Visionary Filmmaker Panel, or the Video Race. A valid photo I.D. is required and all badges are non-transferable and non-refundable. Once you’ve purchased your badge through Vendini,  you can pick it up at the registration table on the day of the event by providing proof of purchase.