About Us

Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF)  is a student led organization that takes students that have a passion for film, and gives them the opportunity for real experience. We produce a wide variety of content that include short films, award-winning music videos, and documentaries.  The organization is lead by a board of experienced film students that you can learn more about down below.

The purpose of Kent State University Independent Films is to establish and offer exceptional, professional-grade filmmaking and video opportunities to KSU students and affiliates. Our mission is to teach and inspire future filmmakers and prepare them for the real-world industry.

KSUIF holds a monthly meeting to discuss current and upcoming projects, as well as events that are hosted by us. These monthly meetings are held every first Monday of the month in Franklin Hall Room 340 at 8:00PM. Be sure to watch out for meeting cancellations or reschedules through our social media, or through our reminders!

Meet the 2018-2019 KSUIF Board

President – Jake Bell

Jake Bell is the leader of KSUIF. He runs the entire operation, collaborates with other student media organizations, and is in charge of implementing a vision for the entire year.

Head of Production – Madison Ledyard-King

Madison is charge of the green-lighting process. He reviews all submitted scripts, location agreements, production schedules, equipment needs, contracts, and safety concerns.

Head of Marketing and Social Media – Chase Wilcox

Chase is in charge of making us look good and more presentable to you all. He runs and oversees what goes on our Twitter and Instagram. On top of that, he operates campaigns help other students learn more about KSUIF and get involved.

Treasurer- Jamie Koscieleski

Jamie is in charge of the KSUIF budget as well as managing budgets for our ongoing short film projects.

KSUIF Film Festival Coordinator – Reina Watson

Reina is the head of the upcoming KSUIF Film Festival at the end of the year. She runs the entire festival from soliciting entries from all across Kent State, to ticket sales, and fundraising that needs to take place.