2006 Notre Dame Student Film Festival
17th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival
January 20-22, 2006
The wildly popular Notre Dame Student Film Festival kicks off the 2006 Spring Semester at Notre Dame. The Festival plays Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Jan. 20-21-22 at 7pm and 10pm each night inside the state-of-the art Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.
With a brand new slate of creative, intelligent, and entertaining student films produced in the Dept. of Film, Television, and Theatre, the 17th Annual Film Fest promises to be the premiere opening weekend event of the new semester on campus.
Tickets are $3 for Notre Dame students, $5 for Notre Dame faculty and staff and $6 for the general public, and can be purchased in advance online at http://performingarts.nd.edu or by calling 574-631-2800.
With past festivals selling out fast, we recommend buying your tickets early!
The Notre Dame Student Film Festival features numerous short student films which were made as class projects during the past year by students studying the art of filmmaking in advanced and intermediate film and video production courses taught in the FTT department. All of the films were shot on location, most in the South Bend area. Local Michiana residents, fellow students, and ND faculty loaned their acting skills to the projects which range from 5-14 minutes in length.
From dark comedy to documentary, the films cover a wide range of genres, and even include a special Notre Dame student cast starring in the retro '70s homage to head coach Charlie Weis "FLANNER HALL 1974", which kicks off the festival at each screening.
2006 Notre Dame Student Film Festival Featured Films
(Total running time approximately 115 minutes)
Two Dollar Ride
Directed by: Jan Wohrle, Lyndsey Grunewald
Running Time: 13:59
Get to know local taxi driver David Noble, better known to his dedicated riders as “Super Dave”, as he spends the night shuttling Notre Dame students from bar to bar.
Directed by: Eric Houston, Ryan Rogers, Jimmy O’Connell
Running Time: 14:52
Three college students venture across the plains of Indiana in search of Guinness Record holder Mike Carmichael, caretaker of the World’s Largest Ball of Paint. They find there’s a bit more to his story than just 18,653 coats of latex.
Skiing For Love
Directed by: Rob Tenniswood, Dan Young, Jim Moran
Running Time: 13:57
College senior Dan Young is loveless. Before he graduates from Notre Dame, his suave buddy John Hart takes him out to the slopes of Swiss Valley to fix his problem. The result is much less than smooth skiing.
Directed by: Hatti Lim, Rob Shelley
Running Time: 10:52
Filmmakers Hatti Lim and Rob Shelley examine the South Bend underground music scene featuring the music of singer Nate Trimboli.
Directed by: Monica Engel, Katherine Zackel
Running Time: 5:30
A young girl remembers a terrifying incident from her past: living in a cheap apartment in a rough part of town, one evening a stranger tried to crash through the front door. The girl watches through what seemed an eternity as her father struggles to keep the intruder out. Confusion and anger are not resolved when she later learns that the intruder was their next door neighbor who, inebriated, thought he was at his own front door.
I'll Fly Away
Directed by: Dan Bulger, Mikala Engel
Running Time: 10:28
An elegant meditation on the closing of a monastery: three monks who have lived in silence now face the complicated world outside their cloistered and serene home. When two of them meet later, we see that the world is complex and disappointing, speech is difficult and their choices are far from clear
Directed by: John Klein, Mike Molenda
Running Time: 7:51
With unerring rigor, the filmmakers present a strict account of the arrest of a priest -- a popular teacher -- accused of visiting a child pornography website. He accepts the consequences -- harsh limits on his freedom, constant surveillance and community censure -- and prays for guidance and understanding.
Directed by: Brittny Heinrich, Nobel Robinettte
Running Time: 8:38
Not quite as in "Singing in the Rain", nevertheless four college singers -- a soprano, alto, tenor and bass -- sing their silly way through elaborate mating games and romantic sniping in this delightful and funky gloss on that unique American movie genre, "the musical".
Directed by: Erin Westcott, Emily Gorski
Running Time: 5:40
A small time electronics robber finds his apartment turn into a scene from Planet of the Appliances.
Directed by: Lisa Goepfrich, Jake Imm
Running Time: 6:31
Peering through the cracks of endless front doors, a loner delivery boy finds himself involved with one of the recipients of his nightly pizza.
M&M In The Middle
Directed by: Michael Crocker, Mikala Engel
Running Time: 6:39
A home cooked proposal turns bad for a desperate bachelor in this screwball comedy.
Directed by: Brandon Kusz, Elyse Allen
Running Time: 5:12
A stylish sci-fi thriller about an innocent man caught with the wrong lady.