An Evening of Notre Dame Student Films 2017

LA Film Fest 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30–8:30 p.m.   screening with student filmmakers and alumni mentors
8:30–10 p.m.      reception

Directors Guild of America Theatre
7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sponsored by Mary Pergola Parent ’86 and Notre Dame California


Student Films

Tanner Cipriano
A day on the farm takes a turn for the worst when a determined small child refuses to give up on his hopes of riding a stubborn horse.

Debajo de los árboles (Beneath the Trees)
Crystal Avila
With the help of an old still camera, a Mexican immigrant diagnosed with memory loss and his granddaughter retrace his journey across the Arizona border over 60 years ago.

As of Now
Moira Hamilton, Elizabeth Hynes, Madeleine Landon, John Salazar, Ryan Taylor
At St. Agnes University in Independence, Michigan, college senior Beatrice Lorne faces the trial of her young life: the Title IX hearing which will determine the final say on her abusive relationship with Ethan Burge. 

Alumni-Student Collaborations

Fred Graver ’76 and Media Industry Club President Beatty Smith describe the 48-Hour Video Workshop

Patrick Creadon ’89 talks about his ESPN 30 for 30 film Catholics vs. Convicts, and how recent FTT alumni have become part of his production team in Los Angeles. 

Justin Mitchell ’95 details his experience directing two First Time Fans films with FTT undergraduates as his production crew.


View 2016 event program.