THE DILLARD FILM PROGRAM

Dillard Film immerses students in the process of filmmaking by offering opportunities to work with film industry professionals and legends such as Spike Lee, Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. In this signature academic program, learn how to manage pre-production skills, storyboards and budgeting. Our rigorous and hands-on curriculum ensures that students are prepared for careers in the film and television by creating local training opportunities. Dillard Film students have participated in the making of million dollar features such as "The Butler," "Mr.Right," "Elvis and Nixon," "Old Boy" and "The Magnificent Seven." Dillard Film students and alumni can also create opportunities in the music industry, at media companies or with marketing agencies by producing branded content or commercials. 

 

In 2005, fair Dillard University in New Orleans, LA was almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Katrina. Now, in 2017, bolstered by tax incentives that made Louisiana the number one state for film production and a new University President that named the Dillard Film Program one of two Signature Programs at Dillard in 2015, we have become THE destination location for young filmmakers entering the entertainment business.

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Get On Set

Edward Buckles worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Spike Lee making OLDBOY.

 

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Get Connections

Ernest Robertson learned directly from department heads. A Key Grip on a million dollar feature taught him how to use all our grip equipment the right way.

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Get Paid

Christine Maiden got the Denzel Washington free ride to go to Dillard and, like many students, got paid to learn while working on film sets while in school.

 

Why Dillard Film

1. WORK ON REAL FEATURE FILM SETS

2. LEARN HOLISTIC FILMMAKING

3. LEARN FILMMAKING BY WORKING PROS IN SMALL CLASS SIZES

 

 

 

 

What Makes Dillard Film Unique?

MAKING FEATURE FILMS IS BUILT INTO THE PROGRAM.

DILLARD FILM supports movies big and small. Whether it’s putting 43 Dillard students as interns on Spike Lee’s Oldboy or 5 students on Lee Daniel’s The Butler, DillardFilm helps filmmakers make films.
Case studies below.

  
 

 

 

 

 

 

DillardFilm has supported 200M epics and 20k art films and worked on 12 features in 2015 alone, including producing two 1M films for other production companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILLARD UNIVERSITY FILM DEPARTMENT

 

 

 




ADDITIONAL LINKS

 

REQUIREMENTS & COURSEWORK

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES | COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Working Professors

Contact Us

 

Keith Alan Morris
Program Coordinator / Associate Professor of Film

School of Humanities

Cook 127(504) 816-4548 or Fax: (504) 816-4035

kmorris@dillard.edu


 

Cortheal Clark
Chair of Humanities/Theatre Program Coordinator/Associate Professor

School of Humanities
Cook 145-B
(504) 816-4245 or Fax: (504) 816-4381
cclark@dillard.edu

Contact

Phone: 504.283.8822

Address: 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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