Stacey Stewart | January 10, 2019
The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) announces the 30th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival, in the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, January 25 through 27. 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 directors of the winning film after the final screening.
An annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television and entertainment industries, 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.
“It’s amazing to look back at 30 years of Notre Dame student filmmakers and see where they are now,” says festival founder and FTT faculty member Ted Mandell. “Netflix, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, the list goes on and on. Writers, directors, producers, editors and network executives, our alumni are truly some of the most creative professionals in the industry.”
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.
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