The 25th annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival will take place from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, January 25. The festival will show films made by undergraduate students during 2013 as class projects created in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), which is part of the College of Arts and Letters.
Aside from entertaining the public, the festival is a means by which students can launch their careers in the film, television and entertainment industry. For example, 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winner, Peter Richardson, and 2012 Sundance Film Jury Award Winner for Short Filmmaking, John Hibey, both had their first films featured in the Notre Dame Student Film Festival.
This year's festival features 14 short films that range from three to sixteen minutes long. Screenings will be held in the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. throughout the festival. The running time is approximately 122 minutes.
After each show, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film via text message. The student director(s) of the winning film will be awarded the Audience Choice Award before the final screening.
The complete list of films, the director(s) and a brief description may be found online. Tickets may also be purchased online, by phone at 574-631-2800 or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. The films from the 2013 Notre Dame Student Film Festival can be viewed online.
Originally published by Arts and Letters at Notre Dame News on January 13, 2014.