Film professor, Dr. David Thomas, recently attended the prestigious CILECT Congress 2014 at Chapman University as a representative of Ohio University Film. CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television, or The International Association of Film and Television Schools) is made up of more than 160 revered programs from nearly 60 countries, and meets annually to engage, train and educate teachers of cinema and media. Industry vendors also provide members with the latest technology and software for use inside the classroom.

Dr. Thomas is one of 21 elected corresponding members of CILECT, and he had the opportunity to network with faculty from U.S. and international programs to discuss pedagogy and the student learning experience. This year's congress, which was attended by over 350 esteemed individuals, focused on pre-visualization techniques. Members attended various content presentations and held deep focus discussions regarding cross-cultural collaboration, student and faculty exchanges, technology and communication, diversity, and the overall state and future of educating film and television students.


Story by Natalie Hulla; posted by Dustin Jenkins