Film in Louisville

Film Studies

Welcome to the Film Studies Libguide. We have attempted to compile various tools to help students studying Film History at the University of Louisville.

This guide was created by Ekstrom Library’s Media Resources department and combines information about our collections with useful links and course guides for Film Studies.

The Media Resources desk loans films on DVD and VHS, as well as film making equipment (HD camcorders, tripods, computer microphones, headphones, digital recorders, laptops, etc.) to UofL undergraduates, grad students, faculty, and staff. We are located at the East entrance of Ekstrom Library.

If you have questions about the Ekstrom or SGA Collections, the Media Resources department, or this guide, please call the Media Resources desk at 502-852-6302.

Sixth Annual Louisville’s International Festival Of Film Kicks Off Opening Night at Spalding University

The sixth annual Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) will transform the local film and arts community beginning Thursday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 11.

LIFF welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to Louisville. This year’s opening night takes place at Spalding University on Oct. 9 at 5:00 p.m. with red carpet arrivals, followed by the showing of the film, “Druid Peak.” The film, written by Marni Zelnick, stars Andrew Wilson, Spencer Treat Clark and Rachel Korine. Set against the backdrop of the wolf reintroduction program in Yellowstone National Park, “Druid Peak” is a coming of age story about a troubled teenage boy who finds a home tracking wolves in the wilds of Wyoming.

Spencer Treat Clark will be on hand for discussion and a meet and greet following the film. Throughout the week, filmgoers will be treated to over 150 films, screenings, plus educational workshops. Film screenings take place at various venues including The Galt House, Louisville Science Center, The Louisville Free Public Library, Spalding University Egan Leadership Center and The Louisville Slugger Museum. The Kentucky Youth Film Festival will take place on Friday, Oct. 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Louisville Slugger Field House. The festival concludes with an awards & closing night party at Captain’s Quarters on Oct. 11.

Proceeds from LIFF help to expand educational and economic opportunities in Louisville and surrounding communities, including funding to assist film programs at local high schools. This year’s festival also introduces two new film scholarships. The Matt Berman scholarship, named for one of the festival directors and presented to aspiring filmmakers, will provide funding for film creation and production of the winning selection, and an LFAII scholarship that will send the winner on a trip to Los Angeles to get an up-close look at the film production process. For details of opening night, schedules and ticket information visit the festival’s website at

Celebrating our 6th year, LIFF is committed to screening artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues and giving independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work. The proceeds of the Festival are used by The Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAII) to help fund education efforts focused on training Louisville and Kentucky filmmakers of tomorrow. Like us on Facebook at or visit us at Twitter@LouFilmFest #LIFF2014.