Magic Lantern Film Festival

About Us


The Magic Lantern Film Society was started in the Spring of 1982 by Cameron History Professor Mark Stegmaier, and English/Foreign Language Professor Marilyn Beaney.  The Magic Lantern Film Society is in its thirty-sixth season at Cameron University. The first showing featured two 16 mm films.

1985 Yearbook Photo
1985 Yearbook Photograph

Origin of the Name

The Magic Lantern Film Society was named after a theater called the Magic Lantern that was located in Santa Barbara, California. The magic lantern was also a name given to early projection equipment.

Officers and Faculty Advisors

Zoie Timothy President - Zoie Timothy

Stacie LarsenVice-president - Stacie Larsen

Molly KelsoSecretary/Treasurer - Molly Kelso

Faculty Advisor - Professor John Morris

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Dean Clement

Contact Us

John Morris
Cameron University
Department of English
Nance Boyer - Room 2027
Phone: (580) 581-2329