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Cardinal Cinema Spring 2020 Application

WIPB-TV, in partnership with the Department of Telecommunications, the Office of Immersive Learning, and the College of Communication, Information, and Media, proudly offers funding for students to produce original programming (short films and documentaries) for broadcast on WIPB-TV.

Interested College of Communication, Information, and Media students can apply (application below) for up to $3,000 in funding to produce original work for the station. Students with quality applications that meet a level of excellence will be invited to pitch their story concepts to a committee. If selected, students will enroll in an immersive learning course for an entire semester to complete their work. The committee will greenlight anywhere from zero to five projects each academic year, based on the quality of applicants, available funding, the amount of funding requested, and programming appropriateness (i.e. the projects fit within the scope of WIPB’s programming).

Previous project highlights:

  • The documentary “Our Lady Victory” was selected to screen at Heartland Film‘s Indy Shorts International Film Festival from July 25-28, 2019 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. It tells the story of the Indy Eleven and won a national Spot Light Documentary Award earlier this year.
  • The documentary “The Story of Jim Davis” won two regional Emmy Awards in June 2019: Nostalgia Program/Special Series and Director Non-Life

If you have specific questions regarding the application process, review committee, or Cardinal Cinema in general, please contact the project director, Chris Flook at:

More information and the application: Cardinal Cinema Application for Spring 2020