The 8th annual Pegasus Film Festival: May 27th & 28th
Join us May 27-28th
at the LOOK Cinema movie theatre in Dallas (10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220)
for the LARGEST STUDENT-LED film festival in the country!
The festival is even bigger this year with nearly $200,000 in Scholarships, Awards, and Cash Prizes.
Some of the events on the agenda for the 2023 Pegasus Film Festival include:
• College & Education Fair! (Learn more about film schools and meet recruiters and admissions representatives. Student filmmakers will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships!)
• Networking Opportunities! (Connect and collaborate with other talented filmmakers, animators, writers, actors, artists, and more – there will be plenty of chances to network all throughout the event!)
• Workshops /Masterclasses and Panels with Industry Professionals! (Learn directly from experienced industry professionals, professors, and educators to take your career to the next level!)
• Student Script Readings + Screenwriting Event!
• Student Film Screenings!
• Dinner Party Mixer/Reception! (Music, dancing, food, and more!)
• Red Carpet! (Dress up and walk the red carpet before the Awards!)
• Q+A Interviews with the Filmmakers! (Broadcast LIVE!)
• Awards Ceremony! (All filmmakers have the chance to win AMAZING cash prizes, scholarships, awards, equipment, etc.)
• AND MORE! (Stay tuned and follow us on social media for updates!)
We offer Weekend Passes ($20 for students, $30 for adults) and One-Day Passes ($15 for students, $20 for adults)!
Free tickets for selected filmmakers, school representatives, and partners/sponsors.
If you are unable to afford the ticket fee, please email us for a discount code.
VIP All-Access Fundraising tickets can be purchased for $100. All proceeds go to apprenticeship and youth programs.
COLLEGE • CAREER • EDUCATION
The 2023 Pegasus Film Festival College, Career, and Education Fair will take place in person on May 27th at the Angelika Film Center. Come meet representatives from the top film schools and learn more about their programs! Some schools will also be giving out scholarships to aspiring film majors, so make sure to submit your film for consideration! We will also have representatives from production companies, apprenticeship programs, and more.
More colleges coming soon…
Ranked among the best film schools in the country, the filmmaking school at UNCSA knows that you won’t become a filmmaker by just sitting in a classroom. In your first two years at UNCSA, you will direct and shoot numerous digital projects as you take hands-on courses in every facet of modern film production. Then you’ll choose a concentration—animation, cinematography, directing, editing & sound design, producing, production design, or screenwriting—and collaborate with classmates on original short films, submitted to festivals around the world. As a filmmaking student, you’ll be taught by and be able to network with industry professionals—those on faculty and visiting guest artists.
You will learn industry standards and protocol, and practice your craft on state-of-the-art sound stages and studios with professional equipment. Every spring, you will have the opportunity to attend screenings at RiverRun International Film Festival, which we co-host on our campus. Your senior year, you’ll travel to Los Angeles with faculty mentors from your concentration to screen your films for industry executives and influential UNCSA alumni. The goal of our conservatory is for you to become a “complete” filmmaker—an experienced storyteller skilled in all facets of the moving image arts.
Website Link: www.uncsa.edu/filmmaking
Program Reel: https://youtu.be/cA5q3ZKlkDc
Film Admissions Contact: Channon Burroughs, Admissions Counselor
SMU Meadows Division of Film and Media Arts is devoted to training and mentoring students to become artists in film and media. Alumni enjoy careers as directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, media executives and artistic directors, with work ranging from documentaries and shorts and feature-length films to television series and online digital videos. Students can gain hands-on access to equipment the very first year and have numerous opportunities to hone their craft in scriptwriting, directing, producing, lighting, audio recording and more. Offering B.A. and B.F.A. degrees, the Division offers plenty of curriculum choices and guidance about the industry, including hands-on production training and courses covering the historical and theoretical aspects of film and media. Unlike many film programs at other universities, Meadows Film & Media Arts has the advantage of being part of the larger Meadows School of the Arts, an award-winning school encompassing 10 areas of study in the visual, performing and communication arts. This interdisciplinary environment facilitates collaboration between filmmakers and artists from other disciplines such as theatre, advertising, music and more, fostering creativity and imagination as students develop practical skills and their own artistic visions and voices. For more information, please visit us at smu.edu/film.
Website Link: https://www.smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/filmmediaarts
Phone: (214) 768-2129
The inclusion of Cinematic Arts within the Department of Art and Art History says much about our approach. We believe that filmmaking is an art that must be mastered by disciplined practice and reflection. We train and mentor filmmakers under the studio art model with a balanced dose of exercise and theoretical appreciation.
The Department of Art and Art History at UTA has an excellent reputation for grooming young filmmakers, preparing them for the creative challenges and emotional rigors of the motion picture industry. The success of our graduates is the result of a well-designed, three-tiered program. An introductory level of technical and aesthetic principles, an intermediate level to widen narrative skills, and an advanced level to produce high-quality portfolio ready work.
The mission of the Cinematic Arts area is to nurture and train filmmakers to become well-rounded artists as well as responsible storytellers.
We are a community devoted to storytelling through the cinematic art form and to each other's creative self-discovery and growth. Our purpose is to train and mentor but also to inspire and challenge.
We believe in a personal and inclusive film instruction that embraces multiple genres, strong ethics, and professional standards within the cinematic tradition.
Film Program Contact: Bart Weiss, UTA Cinematic Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org
In a conservatory setting, our immersive curriculum prepares you for a multi-faceted career in the filmmaking industry. You’ll learn how to perform each role on set as you rotate through the crew positions on other student films, giving you a well-rounded understanding of each position’s impact on the storytelling process.
You will work one-on-one with faculty and visiting filmmakers who are industry experts with a gift for teaching. As true mentors, your professors will guide you through each step of the filmmaking process, offering their knowledge and creating relationships that will continue beyond your time at FSU.
From pre-production to post-production, storytelling remains the defining feature of our Bachelor of Fine Arts program. While putting passion into practice, your time at the FSU Film School will provide you with industry-standard skills and a story-first education to lay the foundation of your career in filmmaking.
Website Link: https://film.fsu.edu/
Film Admissions Contact: Paige Roberts, Head of Admissions – College of Motion Picture Arts, email@example.com
Phone: (850) 645-8675
The Film + Digital Content program at Hussian College In Studio features an exclusive curriculum developed by Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. Our students are immersed in screenwriting, directing, sound design, cinematography, producing, pre-production, and post-production through an intensive series of collaborative and mentored projects designed to facilitate compelling, professional digital content.
HCLA empowers students to develop fresh, short-form digital content, and offers a wide variety of electives, catering to the many professional avenues available in the industry. Whether you desire to be a director, editor, or cinematographer, our innovative classes empower you to create art, develop professional strategies, and work at a professional level throughout your college journey.
Website Link: https://la.hussiancollege.edu/
Contact: Nina Wray, Recruitment Specialist, (213)-279-2688, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (800) 762-1993
We know that deciding how and where to pursue your professional acting career is one of life’s biggest decisions. The New York Conservatory offers small class sizes and a collaborative learning experience to transform you from a student into an actor who works. We believe the sooner you can start your career, the better.
In the conservatory environment, you will work all day, every day strictly on your craft. Our highly disciplined training programs give you the tools for a successful career as an actor in film, television and musical theater.
Students graduate with the tools in hand to get work—including a resume and network of industry contacts. Film & TV graduates will have a professional reel, and Musical Theater graduates will have personalized repertoire book.
Website Link: https://www.nycda.edu/
The New York Film Academy’s film, acting and media programs are designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience.
Website Link: www.nyfa.edu
Contact: Roger Del Pozo, Director of Outreach, email@example.com
Phone: +1 (212) 674-4300 (New York Campus), +1 (818) 333-3558 (Los Angeles Campus)
Located in Winter Park, FL; focusing on Entertainment Media and Emerging Technology. For more info, please visit our booth.
If you have a passion for filmmaking, Full Sail’s Film bachelor’s program provides you with a comprehensive overview of the industry – while allowing you to discover your unique place within it. You’ll start by sampling the varied skills and technologies a professional film studio has to offer – from writing to set decoration and makeup. Later, you’ll pick an industry-focused specialization based on your interests.
Website Link: https://www.fullsail.edu/area-of-study/film-television
Contact: Austin Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org
KD Conservatory is a fast-track training program that won't break the bank! We serve the student who wants to go to work. Named the #1 Film School in Texas by bestvalueschools.org, based on affordability, quality of Education, and percentage of grads who receive employment. The pros you'll take class from want to take you to work with them! You'll have real world credits on your resume as you begin your new career, plus a network in the industry community to support you, even after graduation. Best of all, you will not have a huge student loan to pay off. Call for a tour today!
University of the Arts’ School of Film strongly believes in creative collaboration, self-expression and professional preparation through its programs in Animation, Film, Film and Animation, Film Design, Game Art, and Screenwriting.
It also offers minors in:
Film and Media Studies,
Game Art, and
The School of Film prepares students for careers in the film and entertainment industries via internships, networking events and an on-campus series with professional alumni. Our graduates become directors, editors, animators, game artists, cinematographers, art directors and screenwriters, working in the region and around the world.
We'd like to offer an application fee waiver for our Undergrad programs as well as our Summer Pre-college programs: PEGASUS23
OTHER ATTENDING PROGRAMS
Pegasus Media Project (PMP), in partnership with the DFW-area media industry leaders and creative technologies companies and employers, have created the Pegasus Skills Training Program for Multimedia Jobs, a blueprint for impacting the future of underrepresented art workers in the film/media industries. The program offers personalized education with access to state-of-the-art equipment, professional development opportunities, and paid On-the-Job-Training (OJT) in media arts and creative technologies with special outreach to women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+.
Website Link: https://www.pegasusmediaproject.com/
Join NTPA’s new film program for grades 5-12 and collaborate on a film production like no other. This program is perfect for all skill levels, and offers the opportunity to perform on camera and gain valuable production experience behind the camera.
Led by industry professionals, this hands-on program will provide training and mentorship as you experience first-hand the art of filmmaking. At the conclusion of production, the final film will be showcased in a premiere showing for a public audience, providing a resume-ready project that demonstrates your talent and dedication to any future employer or college. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to bring your creative vision to life on the big screen.
Website Link: https://ntpa.org/studios/