Film, Television, and Theatre

ND Student Film Festival

Sunday, January 23, 2022
ND Student Film Festival Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents the 33rd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival.

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.

The film lineup:


Cash Box (Chase Cummings, Ryan Lanser, John Adkins)
Put in a thing. Then cha-ching.

Garden of Eddy (Grant DelVecchio, Yiyi Niu, Litchfield Ajavon)
There's one lone house in the center of Eddy Street Commons ... and its owner is perfectly happy to stay there.

Living the Nightmare (Kiki Carney, Briana Avila)
A struggling twenty-something finds himself in immersion therapy.

Cyrus (Ivan Skvaril, Ted Nagy)
A former professional surfer and vanlife influencer goes off the grid.

Hang Man (John Adkins)
Audition jitters lead to a connection.

Anyone Could Win (Scott Kiley, Colin Campbell)
A cutthroat cookoff.

Saving Sister Cindy (Joel Mandell, Sam Eppich)
TikTok turns a slut-shaming street preacher into a college campus rock star.

Reverie (Ella Mylod)
How lonely would you say you are?

Carcosa (Justin George, Sam Eppich)
Don't open that Amazon Prime package.

The Ismailzais (Peter Nichols, Nate Robards)
A family of Afghan refugees starts a new life in Austin, Texas.

Box Head (Charles Ivancic, Nate Robards)
No matter what face you put on it, the daily grind is 24x18.

Foss (Creighton Dolezal, Joseph Fabiano)
A basketball court sits on top of a pizza joint in Woodstock, Illinois. The owner of both was one step away from making the 1996 US Olympic basketball team.

Puppy Love (Lizzie Todd, Peter Nichols)
Art imitates life at a college party.



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