Full Sail University Is Proud To Return As Primary Sponsor of The 18th Annual Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) will be returning as primary sponsor of the 18th Annual Florida Film Festival (http://www.floridafilmfestival.com), March 27 through April 5.

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As a leader in the film education industry, we are committed to those who strive for excellence in their field, and are proud to once again join the Enzian Theater in supporting the art of filmmaking.

Winter Park, FL - (March 18, 2008) -Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) will be returning as primary sponsor of the 18th Annual Florida Film Festival (http://www.floridafilmfestival.com), March 27 through April 5. In addition to the celebration of independent filmmaking, the festival will include fine cuisine, celebrity guests and special events, as well as the Full Sail sponsored Animation Forum, featuring a panel of leading industry professionals. This year marks the return of Full Sail University's fifth year as the primary sponsor and twelfth year with the Festival.

During the ten day festival, the screening and events schedule offers an extensive list of cutting-edge American independent and international films exemplifying the theme of Original Cinema, including the U.S. premiere of the film Management, starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. Opening night celebrity guests include: Norman Van Aken, the founding father of New World Cuisine and Food Network sensation and Master Iron Chef Cat Cora. Headline events include a celebrity line-up containing an evening with Fatal Attraction star Glenn Close, Director Ken Russell and Screenwriter/ Producer Barry Sandler, best known for their work on Crimes of Passion and finally, the festival will conclude with an event featuring a discussion with the Oscar-winning actor, Jon Voight, followed by a screening of the film Midnight Cowboy.

"Full Sail is honored to serve as the primary sponsor of the Florida Film Festival," said Dave Franko, Full Sail's Program Director for Film. "As a leader in the film education industry, we are committed to those who strive for excellence in their field, and are proud to once again join the Enzian Theater in supporting the art of filmmaking."

About Full Sail University:

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 31,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCARÒ, EmmyÒ and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 6,500 students from 50 states and 65 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of seventeen 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, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus) and Internet Marketing (online); and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design (online).

Full Sail was most recently named the 2008 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously 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 fullsail.edu.

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