Annual CBA Film Festival

"Leading with Emotional Intelligence"

The Annual CBA Film Festival has become a part of tradition in the College of Business Administration for almost a decade. This event is organized every Fall semester to feature the film-projects produced by senior students in a special topics Human Resource Management class on Leading with Emotional Intelligence, where they create 8-minute comedy-films to integrate leadership theories with emotional intelligence concepts based on a theoretical question assigned to them and explore emotions such as love, anger, loneliness, joy, envy, and courage.

The film festival sessions, which are sponsored by the CBA Dean’s Office, provide a unique opportunity to bring academics, artists, business executives, as well as our students, to lead a forum about how organizations can gain from emotionally intelligent leadership behaviors. A jury panel including professors, project alumni, and executives provide feedback for and score each film to determine the recipient of the “Best Film Award”.

Each year’s festival session focuses on a specific theme relevant for the emerging needs of organizations and hosts a leading scholar in the organizational behavior field, who provides a “commentary” to integrate these festival films with a focus on the festival’s theme. Field experts from research institutions such as Yale University, Stanford University, Wharton School, Temple University, and UC Davis have joined these events as discussants to provide these commentaries.

Future Event:

8th Annual CBA Film Festival will be on November 15, 2018, Thursday, at 2:45, in Redwood Room: “How Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Can Help Combatting Workplace Loneliness”.

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Event Descriptions | Photos | Sample Film-Projects | Sample Reflections 

In the News:
Primarily in recognition for his contributions for the Annual CBA Film Festival program, Professor Ozcelik has been honored by the inaugural CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award in 2018.  Huge Award

Learn more about Annual CBA Film Festival Program as it relates to:
Innovation | Impact | Engagement | Arts-Based Pedagogy