Notre Dame Student Film Festival

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

The 28th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

January 26-28, 2017
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm*
*Audience Choice Award will be presented after the 9:30 screening on Saturday, January 28

Running Time: Approximately 120 min. (Some films may contain mature content.)

TICKETS: Tickets for the Notre Dame Student Film Festival are $7 for the general public; $6 for faculty, staff, and seniors (65+); and $4 for students. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 574-631-2800, or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office (M-F, 12:00 - 6:00 pm).

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), as well as numerous others. Many films from past festivals have also been selected for national and international film festivals, including:

patrolling sandy hook - 2016 USA Film Festival (Winner, Special Jury Award), 2016 DocuWest International Film Festival (Winner, Women Who Doc Award)
Spark of Madness - 2016 Naperville Independent Film Festival (Best Student Film Nominee)
Eat. Sleep. Ride. - 2015 DocuWest International Film Festival
Curry & Erin - 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (Special Jury Prize, Collegiate Documentary)
The Suicide Disease - 2014 Sunset International Film Festival (Winner, Best Short Documentary)
The Last Free Place - 2014 Anchorage International Film Festival
Project Hopeful - 2012 Re:Image Film Festival (Winner, Best Picture, Collegiate Category)
King of the Park - 2012 CineYouth Film Fest (Winner, Best Comedy, Senior Division)
The Elect - 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, 2012 Dallas International Film Festival
Picking Up America - 2011 Ivy Film Festival (Winner, Social Change Award)

The 28th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival
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