Freewater Productions is Duke University’s student-run film and video production organization. Started in the 1970′s, and with an illustrious history behind it, Freewater combines the functions of an equipment co-op, crew and technical assistance network, grant funding source, and production house, with the goal of creating outstanding work by enabling students to create films to the highest quality standard. In 2008, Freewater productions have been screened at the American Film Institute in Dallas, the Florida Film Festival, the Worldwide Short Festival in Toronto, and numerous other prestigious venues. Freewater provides equipment, grants, training, production advice and guidance, and other forms of assistance for student-produced films. Training is available through workshops and on-set assistance from experienced film-makers.