End of Semester Screenings Fall 2014


Animated films, documentaries, video games, comedies, dramas, and more! The RTF Department invites the public to enjoy an exhibition of this semester’s student work during the week of December 9-14. The lineup will culminate over the weekend with graduate students' films.

On Sunday, Decemeber 14, at the Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402), MFA documentaries will screen from 2:30–5:00 p.m. and four graduate thesis films and one prethesiis film will screen from 6–8 p.m.

In addition to the screenings, “Digital Demo Day” will take place on Thursday, December 11, featuring demonstrations of animated films, digital FX, character generation, and motion graphics, as well as digital "arcades" in which the public can try out students’ games and interactive projects.

Please see the schedule below for more details for the free events, which will all take place at various venues on the UT Campus.


Below is a Google Calendar version of the schedule.
For a printable schedule, please click here.



  • Jesse Jones Communication Building B - 4th Floor, Studios 4B & 4D (CMB ): MapParking
  • Belo Center for New Media - Moody Auditorium (BMC 2.106): MapParking
  • Student Activity Center - Auditorium (SAC 1.402): Map; Parking can be found south of MLK, near the Bob Bullock History Museum
  • Gates Dell Complex - Lobby (GDC): Map

MFA Thesis Films

Please note that HARD RESET (3D) has been rescheduled to screen in early spring.

Sunday, December 14 – SAC 1.402

The thesis screenings will start at 6 pm in SAC 1.402 and will be accompanied by Erica Robert Pallo's prethesis drama, STUNT FIGHTER (11 min), with a Q&A with the filmmakers afterward. Please join us after the screenings for a casual reception in the Ballroom, in SAC 2.410. Link to Facebook event.

CONTENT UNDER PRESSURE • Documentary (12 min.)
Director/Editor: Jing Yang
Synopsis: A portrait stretch of a local street artist.
Crew: Cinematography by Rigel Benton; Additional camera by Matt Koshmrl, Tom Rosenburg, Jing Yang; Music by Jacob Dupre, Jesús Gerdel; Titles and effects by Chenglei Wu

Director: Mariam Aziz
Synopsis: Just when it seems to matter, Paloma Carter's voice seems to escape her. She thinks her glamorous young tenant's blonde wig may be the answer.
Cast: Mary Anzalone, David Hess, Allison Hawkstone
Kelly Ota (Producer); Tom Rosenberg (Director of Photography); Emily Haueisen (Production Designer)

A KIND OF WILD • Documentary (22 min.)
Director: Nina Vizcarrondo
Synopsis: Herds of endangered exotic animals are being raised by venturesome Texans — they're also being hunted.
Crew: CAMERA: Alison Boland, Jay Hubert, Matt Koshmrl, Nathan Duncan, TJ Martinez, Timothy Edwards

U R A DIAL TONE • Sci-fi Dark Comedy (19 min.)
Writer/Director/Co-editor: Lauren Kinsler
Synopsis: A sci-fi office comedy about sign language interpreters
Crew: Jim Hickcox (DP), Tom Rosenberg (Gaffer), Amanda Gotera (FX Supervisor), Nathan Duncan (co-editor), Claire White (Production Designer), Maritza Avelar (Script Supervisor), Molly Routt (Producer,) Sophia Yu (Producer), Mark Blumberg (AD)
Cast: Claire Morrison, Christopher Rutherford, Gidget White, Cyndi Williams, Trevor Patten, Lisa Ozuna, Zachary Brailsford, Phil Cantu, Eva McQuade, Gene Bolton, Catherine Grady

ADA Accommodations

To ask questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Elana Wakeman no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.