Notre Dame Student Film Festival

Kelly Quinn and Caroline Clark, Notre Dame Student Film Festival, Audience Choice Award 2016

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 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 2016 Audience Choice Award went to Caroline Clark and Kelly Quinn for patrolling sandy hook.

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).

The 27th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

January 29-31, 2016
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Featured Films

Five Simple Steps (11:38)
Lauren Josephson, Camille Muth, Zach Ostapchenko
When it comes to life or death, even the Grim Reaper has feelings.

Luggage (9:14)
Tanner Cipriano, John Salazar
Check your baggage at the barbwire fence.

Spark of Madness (16:09)
Anna Gonzalez
It's OK to laugh at Notre Dame, especially if your student passion is stand-up comedy.
Official Selection 2016 Reality Bytes Independent Film Festival
Official Selection 2016 Naperville Independent Film Festival, Best Student Film Nominee

Glitch (8:05)
Moira Hamilton, Maddie Landon
A video game controller loses control in this Tron-esque action adventure.

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.

WINNER- Special Jury Award, 2016 USA Film Festival (Dallas)
WINNER- Women Who Doc Award, 2016 DocuWest International Film Festival (Denver)
Official Selection 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival
Official Selection 2016 Naperville Independent Film Festival, Best Student Film Nominee
Official Selection 2016 Catalina Film Festival
2016 Award of Achievement, Iowa Motion Picture Association

Revenge of the Fallen (4:11)
Wisdom Mak
There is no greater love than a student and her phone.

Platonica (12:47)
John Haley, Emily Dauer
A graduation party reunites Annie and Sam, and reignites a relationship which was much different when both were in college.

Ambiguous Encounter (7:16)
Liza Connor, Rose Biehl
Daydream or caffeine high? An afternoon escape to the local coffee shop.

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?