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Professor Earns Film Award

Oklahoma City University’s representation in the 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival this week include:

* Fritz Kiersch, Moving Image Arts program professor and chairman, will receive an Oklahoma Film ICON Award. Kiersch directed the Stephen King horror classic “Children of the Corn,” which will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special screening at 9 p.m. Friday in the Access Midstream Theater at Harkins in Bricktown. Kiersch and his friend George Parra will lead a discussion titled “The Future of Moving Images” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center. Parra’s credits include executive producer of “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

* Alumnus Lance McDaniel is the executive director of the festival. McDaniel directed “Light From the Darkroom,” which will screen at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Other OCU alumni involved in the production of the film are Nathan Gardocki, producer; Jon Roman, co-producer; and Jonathan Gardocki, 2nd assistant director.

* Alumnus Neil Berkeley will screen the Oklahoma premiere of his documentary “Harmontown” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Devon Energy Auditorium.

* Alumnus Eric Gesecus stars as Frankenstein in the movie “Army of Frankenstiens.” Alumni Mike Waugh and Aaron Bushong are also in the cast. The movie screens at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Devon Energy Auditorium.