Full Sail Presents Film and Television Actor Malcolm McDowell as Guest Speaker at the 2008 Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to present film and television leading actor, Malcolm McDowell, as guest speaker for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival. The Festival brings the best in cutting-edge current cinema to Central Florida from March 28 through April 6, with screenings being held at both the Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20.

We are thrilled that Full Sail is bringing the legendary Malcolm McDowell to this year's festival goers

Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to present film and television leading actor, Malcolm McDowell, as guest speaker for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival. The Festival brings the best in cutting-edge current cinema to Central Florida from March 28 through April 6, with screenings being held at both the Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20.

McDowell will be participating in a unique conversation-style moderated discussion at the Full Sail Film Showcase on Wednesday, April 2, 2:30pm - 4:00pm at Regal Cinemas. Hosted by Full Sail's Program Director for Film, Dave Franko, McDowell will be sharing industry insights as well as answering questions directly from the audience.

"We are honored to have Malcolm McDowell join us at the Florida Film Festival," said Dave Franko, Program Director for Film. "It is such a privilege to have an incredible talent such as Malcolm to offer his insight and industry knowledge to students and guests alike."

McDowell made his film debut in If, where he captured the attention of many including Stanley Kubrick, as he embodied the role of Mick Travis. From this role, McDowell went on to work with Kubrick in one of his most recognized roles as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

Through personifying over 150 characters in numerous film and television roles, McDowell's career has spanned over five decades and includes notable roles in O Lucky Man!, Heroes, Star Trek Generations, and the 2007 horror remake of Halloween.

"We are thrilled that Full Sail is bringing the legendary Malcolm McDowell to this year's festival goers," said Shanon Larimer, Executive Director, Florida Film Festival and Enzian Theater. "Full Sail's partnership allows us to enhance and extend the emotional experience of the Festival to our patrons by providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Malcolm's scope playing heroes and villains, span a full range of media, from cinema and television, to voice and digital media - a perfect fit for both our emerging brands. His sustained fearlessness, energy, and artistry serve to inspire all who attend the event."

This year's Festival includes four Academy Award nominees and more than twenty World premieres. Also available during the Festival are a wide variety of food and wine experiences, a mix of industry parties and special events, and discussion forums. In addition to Malcolm McDowell, visiting guests include Jennifer Tilly, Mary Stewart Masterson, and Don Mancini. For more information, visit http://www.Enzian.org/FFF. This is the eleventh year that Full Sail has participated in the Festival and the fourth year that Full Sail has served as the Presenting Sponsor.

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

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