If you have ever wanted to get real experience on a films set- now is your chance! KSU Independent Films is looking for aspiring filmmakers and creatives to be crew on our upcoming short films. Even if you don’t have much experience- we’ll still take you and show you the ropes. Working on the short films is fun, educational, rewarding, and will help you build your skills, meet other filmmakers, and show you what it’s like on a real set. We will be shooting the last few weekends of the semester. Look below to see what each film is currently looking for– 

THE ROBBERY  (CONTACT rhenes@kent.edu if interested) 

  • 2 Assistant camera people
  •  Production Sound Mixer 
  • Boom Operator
  • Head of Art Department 
  • Makeup
  • Costume 
  • Gaffer 
  • Grip 
  • 2-3 Production Assistant’s 

MY LOVER CLAIRE (CONTACT  steyssie@kent.edu or cbeatti1@kent.edu if interested) 

  • Art director
  • Sound mixer
  • Makeup Person
  • 1st and 2nd AC
  • 1st Assistant Director 
  • 2-3 Production Assistants 
  • Location Scouts 
  • Production Designer




The KSUIF Casting Call & Mixer will be Friday November 1st! 6-9pm in Franklin Hall Room 213. This is your chance to audition for KSUIF films and other projects! There will be free headshots and free pizza! If you’re looking to find crew or actors for your own project and would like to reserve a table please email kentstatefilms@gmail.com (limited availability)


KSU Independent Films announces Fall Projects

This Fall KSU Independent Films will be producing 3 short films

  • THE ROBBERY- An on-probation fast-food manager and her sexually-troubled co-worker have their nights derailed when an oddly empathetic criminal tries to rob their store.
  • MY LOVER CLAIRE- A young, closeted boy struggling with his sexuality agrees to attend a party with his friend Claire…as her date.
  • A CLOCKWORK JOURNEY- A man must take a train to escape a city that has fallen apart, and inside he experiences a journey built on emotion.

To get involved go to https://kentstatefilms.com/get-involved/



We challenge you to assemble a team and make a spooky short film in 48 hours! We supply the equipment, a prompt, and a prop…and the rest is up to you! We will screen the films on 10/27 in Franklin Hall. 

This form reserves your team’s place in the KSUIF’s 2019 Trick or Treat Film Festival. Note that equipment is first come first serve and this form will not guarantee you SRL equipment. The registration fee of $40 per team and this form are due in the KSUIF office by Monday, October 21st. The fees and form may be turned in separately. The fee is non-refundable.

An email will be sent to your captain’s email after we receive this form. Please choose your team captain wisely as they will be responsible for all correspondence between KSUIF and your team.

Please contact rwatso27@kent.edu with any questions.


The Kent State Film Festival