Announcement of the 33rd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

The University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theater announced the 33rd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival, at the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Jan. 21-23.

An annual launch pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television and entertainment industries, the Notre Dame Student Film Festival showcases films made by undergraduate students over the course of the past year as part of class projects in the Department of Film, Television. , and Theatre. As in recent years, after each screening, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite film by SMS. The audience award will be given to the student director(s) of the winning film after the final screening.

“We are thrilled to welcome audiences back to the Notre Dame Student Film Festival,” said festival founder and FTT faculty member Ted Mandell. “It’s always been a showcase of wonderful student film, but it’s also traditionally been a community event. Last year was tough in many ways, but it’ll be fun to rekindle that student film festival atmosphere from January to which we have been accustomed to for 33 years.”

The festival featured debut films from future award-winning filmmakers such as Peter Richardson (2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award, How To Die in Oregon) and John Hibey (2012 Sundance Film Jury Award Winner for Short Filmmaking, Fishing Without Nets). ), as well as many others. It has served as a springboard for successful careers in all aspects of the industry, where ND Student Film Festival alumni have worked on everything from Saturday Night Live to La La Land.

Many films from past festivals have also been selected for national and international film festivals, including:

Shelter Me – 2019 Arizona International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short), 2019 Atlanta ShortsFest Film Festival (Best Documentary Short)
Emma. – 2019 New York Documentary Short Film Festival (Best Director Award), Harvard College Film Festival 2019
Breaking the Cycle – 2018 New York City Short Film Festival (Best Documentary Short), 2018 USA Film Festival (First Place Non-Fiction Short Film), 2018 Ivy Film Festival (Best American Undergraduate Documentary)
Peace at the Pipeline – San Pedro International Film Festival 2017, Riverside International Film Festival 2017
patrolling Sandy Hook – 2016 USA Film Festival (Winner, Special Jury Prize), 2016 DocuWest International Film Festival (Winner, Women Who Doc Award)
To eat. Stroll. Sleep. – 2015 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Midwest Emmy Award Nominated
Curry & Erin – 2015 ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (Special Jury Prize, College Documentary)
The Suicide Disease – 2014 Sunset International Film Festival (Winner, Best Documentary Short)

The films presented at the Notre-Dame Student Film Festival 2022:

Crate (Chase Cummings, Ryan Lanser, John Adkins)

Put something. Then cha-ching.

Eddy’s Garden (Grant DelVecchio, Yiyi Niu, Litchfield Ajavon)

There’s only one house in the center of Eddy Street Commons… and its owner is perfectly happy to stay there.

Living the Nightmare (Kiki Carney, Briana Avila)

About twenty in difficulty find themselves in immersion therapy.

Cyrus (Ivan Skvaril, Ted Nagy)

A former professional surfer and vanlife influencer exits the network.

Hangman (John Adkins)

Audition jitters lead to a connection.

Anyone could win (Scott Kiley, colin campbell)

A ruthless kitchen.

Saving Sister Cindy (Joel Mandell, Sam Eppich)

TikTok is turning a shameful street preacher into a college campus rock star.

Reverie (Ella Mylod)

How alone would you say you are?

Do not open this Amazon Prime package.

The Ismailzais (Peter NicholsNate Robard)

An Afghan refugee family begins a new life in Austin, Texas.

Box Head (Charles Ivancic, Nate Robards)

No matter what face you put on it, the daily routine is 24×18.

Foss (Creighton Dolezal, Joseph Fabiano)

A basketball court sits atop a pizzeria in Woodstock, Illinois. The owner of both was one step away from making the 1996 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

Art imitates life at a college party.

Friday January 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday January 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday January 23 at 7:00 p.m.*
*The Audience Prize will be awarded after the 7:00 p.m. screening on Sunday, January 23.

Duration: approximately 100 minutes. Some movies contain mature content.

TICKETS: Tickets for the Notre Dame Student Film Festival are $7 for general public; $6 for faculty, staff and seniors (65+); and $4 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at performing arts.nd.eduby phone at 574-631-2800, or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center box office (Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. starting Monday, January 10).

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Please note that masks are mandatory at all times for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests, including children, staff and volunteers, in the DPAC and its sites. There are no exceptions. Masks should completely cover your nose, mouth and chin.

PARKING: Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. daily in the Stayer Center parking lot, just north of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Customers can now benefit from free event parking at the Eddy Street Commons parking garage by bringing your event tickets and parking ticket to the DPAC box office to receive a prepaid parking voucher.

Disabled-accessible land is available right next to the center; a valid hang tag or license plate is required. There is a ten-minute parking area on the road north of the center for ticket collection; in bad weather you are welcome to drop off guests in this area and park.

Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theater seeks to inspire intellectual inquiry and nurture creativity. We provide both an academic and creative context for the general liberal arts student at Notre Dame as well as for students who wish to prepare intensively for advanced studies in these fields. The hands-on nature of our program, coupled with a very high degree of student-faculty interaction, provides students with a unique educational opportunity at a university known for its teaching excellence. The Notre Dame Student Film Festival is a direct result of the department’s academic program and integral to the artistic development of our students.