Stacey Stewart | January 25, 2017
The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces the 28th annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival, in the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Jan. 26 through 28.
An annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and entertainment industry, the Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films that were made by undergraduate students during the past year as class projects in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. Festival founder and FTT faculty member Ted Mandell says, “It’s an important time to be a filmmaker in our country, and our students have really embraced the opportunity to create art that hopefully challenges and inspires their audience.”
As in recent years, audience members are invited to vote for their favorite film via text message. The Audience Choice Award will be presented to the student director(s) of the winning film after the final screening.
The festival has featured the first films of future award winners such as Peter Richardson (2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winner, “How To Die in Oregon”) and John Hibey (2012 Sundance Film Jury Award Winner for Short Filmmaking, “Fishing Without Nets”), as well as numerous others.