Red Brick Film Festival
In May 2010, Hendrix hosted the first annual Red Brick Film Festival, which showcased award-winning three-minute films (all produced on flip cameras, as was the rule). Prizes totaling $1500 were awarded in six categories: Best in Show, Audience Choice, Hendrix Senate Student Spirit, Most Innovative, Stylistic Brilliance, and Most Affective. For more information about the event and links to the winning films, click here.
New Directors/New Films Festival
In March 2010, five students and Kristi McKim, program chair, had the opportunity (thanks to a generous grant from the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation) to attend the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York City (sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art); the intensive filmgoing experience consisted of nine feature film screenings, five short film screenings, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and innumerable hours of impassioned film discussion over meals, subway rides, and city walks.
Jon Crawford's student film Pink Houses won the prize for best biography at the 2005 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. In the Fall of 2005, he also won the award for best non-fiction film from The Stone Wall Society. Jon made the film in 2004 as an independent study project with Kevin Asman, former chair of the program. Having studied film at the San Francisco Art Institute, Jon is now pursuing his MFA at UCLA; he also owns Lone Leaf Productions.