An Evening of Notre Dame Student Films 2016

La Film Invite Web

Tuesday, June 14

7–9 p.m.         screening with student filmmakers
9–10 p.m.       reception

Directors Guild of America Theatre
7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sponsored by the Notre Dame California Initiative

The following films were screened:


Eat Ride Sleep (15:15) 
Mikey Nichols, Lauren Josephson

9-year old CJ Burford hears God’s call to ride his bike across America, with the family RV right behind him, and the media tagging along.
2015 DocuWest Documentary Film Festival (Colorado)
2015 Emmy Nominee
Collegiate Category, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Chicago/Midwest Chapter)

The Way Things Were (10:20) 
Blake Avery, Zuri Eshun

A teenager’s stable world cracks when his desire for a college education forces him to confront the weight of his damaged family—and ultimately, his closest friend.
2015 River Bend Film Festival (Indiana)

Tikkun Olam: to heal the world (13:11)
Dylan Marie Parent 

Eva Mozes Kor, a former Mengele Twin, attends the 70th Anniversary of Liberation at the Auschwitz and shares her philosophy of forgiveness, a challenge to the adopted meaning of remembrance.
2016 WorldFest Houston International Film FestivalWinner Golden Remi for World Peace & Understanding Documentary Short
2015 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
Winner Best Documentary Short
2015 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards

Luggage (9:14)
Tanner Cipriano, John Salazar

Check your baggage at the barbwire fence.
2015 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival—Best Drama (Student Short), Best Sound Design (Student Short)

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.
2016 USA Film Festival (Dallas)—Special Jury Award Winner 
2016 DocuWest Documentary Film Festival (Colorado)—Official Selection
2016 Iowa Motion Picture Association
Award of Achievement

Blind Faith (6:47)
Greg Kohs ’88“First Time Fans” Alumni Filmmaker Series

Directed by alumni filmmakerswith assistance from current ND students, the films in the "First Time Fans" series present the excitement and wonder of some very different people as they experience a Notre Dame football game for the first time. Blind Faith focuses on Mitchell, an 8th grader at the Indiana School for the Blind.
2015 Emmy Nominee—Outstanding Achievement for Sports Program, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Chicago/Midwest Chapter). 

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 (Illinois)