30th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

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An annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and entertainment industries, the Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films that were made by undergraduate students during the past year as class projects in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. As in recent years, audience members are invited to vote for their favorite film via text message. The Audience Choice Award will be presented to the student directors of the winning film after the final screening.

Films featured include:

Shelter Me

Zach Lawson

The only hope for a million stray cats and dogs in Texas may be one woman…and her camera.



Saskia Hennecke, Grace Tourville

Making the transition to college might be a challenge, but transitioning in college is definitely daunting.



Zach Huffer, Joey Warner

A scientist searches for the solution to save her town frozen in time.


Mama Yen

Jiale Hu

Thousands of miles from home, international students find a mother figure in a dining hall worker from Vietnam.



Alex Mansour, Kenny Xu

A symphony of brush strokes paints the tale of a boy lost in the canvas.



Beatty Smith, Grace Tourville

Stranded on a country road? Welcome to the farmhouse over yonder.


Jarissa Sabal, Brian Raab
An Uber-screwball comedy.  


Thou Shall Not Steal
Naj Harrabi, Hap Burke
Some home security systems are better than others.


John McDonough, David Troyer
A hypnotic journey into a memory lost.


Gretchen Hopkirk, Kelli Smith
It's a tall task on election day at the Office of Voter Registration.


Off Track, On Track
Jarissa Sabal, Brian Raab
A retired thoroughbred horse in the Bluegrass state still has a life to live.


South Bend Tribune feature article, 1/24/19: Thirty years after its founding, the Notre Dame Student Film Festival is now more than an 'entertainment holiday every winter'


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). 
General public: $7
Faculty, staff, and seniors (65+): $6
Students: $4


Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm*
*Audience Choice Award will be presented after the 7:00 pm screening on Sunday, January 27.


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


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