The Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films made by ND undergraduates during the past year as class projects. These students study the art of filmmaking in advanced, intermediate, and introductory film and video production courses taught in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. All films are shot on location and often feature the acting talents of Notre Dame students and faculty. Audience members are now invited to vote for their favorite film via text message, and the Audience Choice Award is presented after the final screening. The 2015 Audience Choice Award went to Much Ado After School, directed by Nicole Sganga and Brian Lach.
An annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and entertainment 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).
Friday, January 29 - Sunday, January 31, 2016
Five Simple Steps (11:38)
Lauren Josephson, Camille Muth, Zach Ostapchenko
When it comes to life or death, even the Grim Reaper has feelings.
Tanner Cipriano, John Salazar
Check your baggage at the barbwire fence.
Spark of Madness (16:09)
It's OK to laugh at Notre Dame, especially if your student passion is stand-up comedy.
Ambiguous Encounter (7:16)
Liza Connor, Rose Biehl
Daydream or caffeine high? An afternoon escape to the local coffee shop.
patrolling sandy hook (19:36)
Caroline Clark, Kelly Quinn
The mass murder of twenty children and six adults inside an elementary school is still hard for many to believe... and some choose not to.
Moira Hamilton, Maddie Landon
A video game controller loses control in this Tron-esque action adventure.
John Haley, Emily Dauer
A graduation party reunites Annie and Sam, and reignites a relationship which was much different when both were in college.
Revenge of the Fallen (4:11)
There is no greater love than a student and her phone.
Anthony: Portrait of a Boxer (9:51)
Indi Jackson, Austin Burgett
One step short of the Olympics, boxer Anthony Sims Jr. returns to small town Indiana.
Edison Brockwell (9:55)
Keenan Kelley, Drew Ronson, Frank Lanham
The secret life of the next door neighbor.
No Presentation (8:43)
Eric Ways, John McDonough
Is it a group presentation if only one guy shows up to class?