Student Films

Featuring films produced by students from various colleges around the state.

  • Wild Winds: Spirit of the Bison


    Over 30 years ago, Dr. John Trippy, set out to achieve his life long dream of preserving North American culture through the bison. Now Wild Winds buffalo preserve is home to over 250 of these free roaming animals. In this short documentary film, the caretakers for the bison tell the stories of th...

  • Counting the Cost


    A mother recollects her family's experience in leaving an Amish community.

  • 20 Over


    Star track athlete Noah Malone was only in middle school when he began developing a rare eye disease that eventually left him legally blind. Amidst these difficult circumstances, Noah pursues greater achievements and continues to break down barriers.

  • The Aviators: A Father/Son Story


    After tragedy strikes, a son seeks to connect with his father through the joy of flight.

  • MTXE: Mental Toughness Xtra Effort


    Two Warren Central high school wrestlers talk about their lives and the challenges they face beyond the mat that have made them the men they are today.

  • Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice


    Indiana Crossrails: A Transit Choice is a documentary that explores and advocates for the growth and development of mass rail transit in the state of Indiana. The documentary seeks to raise awareness in about rail transit options, including: rapid transit in dense urban areas, commuter/light rail...

  • Nurk



    A portrait of Professional Drone Racer, Paul Nurkkala.

  • Saboteur


    Saboteur explores the early life of Gabriel DeLobbe, a current Fort Wayne resident who was a Belgian resistance fighter during the Second World War. DeLobbe was only 14 years old in 1940 when the Nazis invaded his hometown of Charleroi. By the time he was 18, DeLobbe was sabotaging German supply ...

  • White River Lenape


    Telling the story of the Lenape people and their impact on east central Indiana.

  • Stories and Legends: Historic Preservation in Muncie, Indiana


    Explore historic preservation while tracing the efforts to restore structures in several of Muncie's nationally recognized historic districts, including the hospital where bank robber John Dillinger stayed (Whitney Hospital), former headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan (Over House), an old railway st...

  • Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay


    Working in partnership with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and guided by TCOM lecturer Chris Flook, two teams of students traveled through 260 cities and all 92 Indiana counties documenting the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

  • A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie


    This film examines the lives of the five brothers, the family legacy in Muncie and the core values that propelled them to success: hard work, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and beneficence.

  • Black Baseball in Indiana


    Black Baseball in Indiana is a documentary film celebrating the history of African American involvement in segregated professional baseball (1880s-1950s).

    The film features interviews with Negro Leagues players and historians telling the unsung stories of the Indianapolis ABCs, Indianapolis Clo...

  • Xuè

    "Xuè" highlights a Chinese artist named Xiaoman Gu at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) during her final year before moving back home to China. It documents her time in the studio, and her thoughts on representation in the art world in Indianapolis.

  • Cubed
    Movie + 1 extra


    Movie + 1 extra

    The quick-witted Luke Bastin journeys to Mishawaka, IN to compete in a Rubik's Cube competition.

  • A Stone's Pace


    Indiana Limestone can be found all over the country. It is known for its uniqueness and beauty and has been turned into some of the most stunning works of architectural mastery. But, many people really know what goes on in those big mills found in the Stone Belt.

    A Stone's Pace takes a look bey...

  • Last Year at the Crossing


    The story of four at-risk teens struggling at a last chance high school in Indiana, and their dedicated school administrator who holds out hope that they can succeed.

  • Worth The Wait


    Coach Yeagley turns the Indiana University Intramural Soccer team into the power house it is today.

  • Time to Heal


    Jeri Hall sent a message to her daughter one evening stating “I’m going on a vent. I love you.” As of June 2021, there have been over 30 million cases of COVID in the United States. Time to Heal tells a story of just one of those cases.

  • The Bladesmith


    A bladesmith in Anderson, Indiana explains how he got his start making knives for movies and collectors.

  • Cos Wars: More Than a Hobby


    Two avid Star Wars fans live out their love of the franchise through costuming.

    Winner of the Crystal Pillar for student production from the Lower Great Lakes Emmy organization. Also screened at the Lake George Film Festival and Hoosierdance Film Festival.

  • I'm Transgender


    Writer Sawyer Patrick transitioned only eight months ago, yet he has so much to share to shed light on what it means to be transgender.

    Official Selection at Wildwood Film Festival, 2019

    Starring Sawyer Patrick
    Carmen Vincent, Director/Producer/Editor
    Mark Young, Camera
    Evan Knowles, P...

  • The Jewel of Richmond


    Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, an Indiana landmark celebrated for its architecture and Tiffany stained glass, was forced to close, and now the building’s future is uncertain.