Since 1990, the Notre Dame Student Film Festival has screened films made by Notre Dame undergraduates during the past year as class projects. These students study the art of filmmaking in advanced, intermediate, and introductory film 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. Since 2013, audience members have been invited to vote for their favorite film via text message, and the Audience Choice Award is presented to the winning filmmaker(s) following the final screening.
Over the years the Notre Dame Student Film Festival has been a launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and entertainment industry. 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), as well as numerous others. Writers, producers, editors, executives, many NDSFF alumni are now career professionals at Netflix, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, Industrial Light & Magic, Disney, NBC Universal and numerous other companies.
For more information about past festivals, visit the ND Student Film Festival Archive.
Friday, January 27 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 pm
More information, including the list of featured films
Student filmmakers featured on WSBT's HomeTown Living