2014 Notre Dame Student Film Festival

25th Annual 
Notre Dame Student Film Festival 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
January 23, 24, 25, 2014, 6:30 & 9:30 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Celebrating its 25th year, the wildly popular 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. 

As in 2013, audience members were invited to vote for their favorite film via text message.  The 2014 Audience Choice Award went to The Suicide Disease, directed by Katie Mattie, Vincent Moore, and Will Neal.

The Notre Dame Student Film Festival is an annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and entertainment industry. Over the past 25 years, 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).

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Chicks (7:36)

Claire Stephens, Frank Schadt
Joe College picks the wrong farm to pull a poultry prank.

Ash (8:17) 

Ray Herrly, Pat Nguyen
A loner finds himself in the middle of nowhere.

Gimp (10:17) 

Camille Muth, Hunter Speese
To most people, Toronto writer Aaron Broverman is a person with a disability. He would like to change that perception.

Lilith’s Game (10:57) 

Anthony Patti, Johnny Whichard
Someone has been playing video games for far too long.
Winner- People's Choice Award- 2016 Mission Viejo Film Festival

Rice Bag (5:34)

Megan Kozak, Daniel Garcia de Paredes
A burlap sack, a banana, and a beach.

Discordance (5:32) 

Lauren Josephson, Zach Ostapchenko, Mary Kate Holmes, Colton Williamson
A campus love story in pianissimo.

The Suicide Disease (16:14) 

Will Neal, Katie Mattie, Vincent Moore
Frances Shavers had a wonderful life as a top administrator at the University of Notre Dame. Then, a rare nerve disorder changed everything.
Winner of the 2014 NDSFF Audience Choice Award, Winner: 2014 Sunset International Film Festival BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY, Official Selection: Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival, CSWE Virtual Film Festival.

Dinner For None (6:18) 

Kurt Zhuang, Chris Silvestri
A summer thunderstorm crashes into an eerie dark tale.

Unexpected Fortune (8:37) 

Will Neal, Nick Desmone
A slow day at the Seven-Eleven, or so she thought.

The Last Free Place (12:30) 

Madeline Basil, Chris Holmes, Zach Ostapchenko
On an abandoned military base in the Colorado Desert, a resourceful community of "Slabbers" lives on the fringe of society.  
Official Selection: Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival, Princeton Film Festival, Anchorage International Film Festival.

A Quiet Day At The Park (3:15) 

Mikey Nichols, Joey Doyle, Megan Flynn, Caroline Clark, Nick Goldsmith
In spandex, no one can hear you scream.

Unearthed  (9:28)

Mackenzie Hightower, Amanda Dudzinski
Hauntingly poetic, a search for solace under one roof. 

The Wormhole (6:25) 

Colton Williamson
A distant relative of HAL 9000 sends everything down the drain.

My Neighbor Ned (11:07)

Andrew Cheng, Marty Flavin
While preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, Jesse gets his wish.