One of the reason’s UVU’s Digital Cinema Production major is the best film school experience in Utah is the opportunity to learn filmmaking from people actually making them. From big blockbusters to micro-budget indies to award-winning documentaries, at CineSkype we hear from them all. Once a month UVU’s Digital Cinema Production program hosts a movie then does a digital Question & Answer session with the filmmaker.

Past participants have included Barry Sonnenfeld (director of the Men in Black and Addams Family movies - as well as Get Shorty), Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producer of such films as American Beauty, Milk, Big Fish, Bleed for This and others), Guinevere Turner (screenwriter of American Psycho and other films) and Brigham Taylor (producer of The Jungle Book), Academy Award nominated writer and director Jeff Nichols (Loving, Mud, and Take Shelter), indie darling David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon and A Ghost Story), etc.

David Lowery

Writer/Director David Lowery (Ain't them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story)

Guinevere Turner

Writer/Director Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish, The Notorious Bettie Page)

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producer of American Beauty, Silver Lining Playbook, Milk)

Calendar of Events

We are very excited to announce our lineup for CINESKYPE this semester and are hoping to see students make it a priority. This is a unique program that is unlike anything you see outside of film schools in LA and NY. Starting Fall 2020 we will be streaming live from CS 404 at 7 pm.


January 26: 

Respect  (2021)

Filmaker: Tracey Scott Wilson

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.


February 16:

Amazing Grace (2018)

Filmaker: Alan Elliott

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.


March 16:

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

Filmaker: Jim Cummings

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there's no such thing as werewolves.


May 4:

Summertime (2021)

Filmaker: Carlos Lopez Estrada

Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelinos intersect.

Movie Poster for Respect                      Movie Poster for Amazing Grace


Tracey Scott Wilson                      Alan Elliott
Tracey Scott Wilson                                                                         Alan Elliott

Movie poster for Wolf of Snow Hollow                      Movie poster for Summertime


Jim Cummings                      Carlos Lopez EstradaJim Cummings                                                                                     Carlos Lopez Estrada



CineSkype with Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family, and Get Shorty)