Fall 2022 End of Semester Screenings
We are very excited to present this semester's student work to the public. The free screenings and demonstrations will take place at various venues, as noted below, over four days, wrapping up on Sunday with graduate films, including two programs of MFA thesis films.
We hope you can join us!
2:45–4:00 RTF 343D Cinematography • Deb Lewis [see screening program]
4:00–5:30 RTF 366K Narrative Production • Vanessa Uhlig
5:30–6:30 RTF 366K Narrative Production • Micah Barber
6:30–7:30 Digital Demo Day Presentation • Ben Bays
- RTF 329C Digital Media Production
- RTF 344 M CGI for Film & Games
- RTF 344 M 3D Animation & Digital Performances
7:30–9:30 RTF 366K Filmmaking to Decolonize • Vanessa Uhlig
5:45–6:45 RTF 344M - Intro to Interactive; 344M Virtual Production • Deepak Chetty
6:45–8:15 RTF 340 Multi-Camera Directing • David Schneider
8:15–9:00 RTF 343 Advanced Narrative • Nancy Schiesari
2:15–3:55 RTF 337/388 Ears Only: Non-Fiction Audio Storytelling • Andrew Garrison
2:30–5:00 RTF 881KA Directing Documentary • Nancy Schiesari, Anne Lewis
5:00–6:00 MFA Reception
6:00–7:45 MFA Thesis Block 1* - Films by Kenya Gillespie, Beibei Xu, Sinead Keirans, Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda, and Cristin Stephens
8:00–9:45 MFA Thesis Block 2** - Films by Kathryn Van Buren, Sebastian Valdivieso, Andrew Neylon, Emily Grooms, and Alexander Rosales
Graduate Thesis Films
Marking the culmination of their MFA program, new and recent graduates Kenya Gillespie, Beibei Xu, Sinead Keirans, Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda, Cristin Stephens, Kathryn Van Buren, Sebastian Valdivieso, Andrew Neylon, Emily Grooms, and Alexander Rosales will screen their thesis films for the public on Sunday night, December 11, at 6 pm and 8 pm at the Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228).
Join us upstairs in the Santa Rita Room (UNB 3.502) immediately before the screenings at 5 pm for a light reception.
The event is free and open to the community.
FALL 2022 THESIS PROGRAM
BLOCK 1 • 6:00 pm–7:45 pm
Directed by Kenya Gillespie
A composer attempts to unravel the memories of his relationship with his classical singer ex-boyfriend.
16:50 • Drama
CATS DON'T SLEEP AT NIGHT
Directed by Beibei Xu
At a low point in her life, a young woman searches for light at the end of the tunnel, while her cat and boyfriend have been emotionally distant.
14:27 • Drama
BANNED BOOK CLUB
Directed by Sinead Keirans
A group of high schoolers seek to get banned books returned to classroom shelves in Central Texas.
16:00 • Documentary
MEN IN BLUE
Directed by Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda
Resistance brews among the Indian immigrants who were stripped of their dignity when a reputed shipyard in Texas conscripted them as guest workers to repair the oil rigs and ships damaged after Hurricane Katrina.
34:47 • Drama
Directed by Cristin Stephens
A diversity hire in a writer's room contends with the expectations of her boss at the cost of her identity.
13:11 • Drama
FALL 2022 THESIS PROGRAM
BLOCK 2 • 8:00 pm–9:45 pm
THE THIRD BEDROOM
Directed by Kathryn Van Buren
On a gloomy winter trip to help her father prepare their ancestral beach house for sale, little Isla illuminates some of the darkness that haunts the family tree.
23:00 • Family Drama/Magical Realism
Directed by Sebastian Valdivieso
When Marianita brings her own son, Ale, to her nanny job for a weekend, she discovers the boundaries of her love for Oli, the boy she’s been taking care of as her own during the weekdays.
19:00 • Drama
Directed by Andrew Neylon
After years of searching, a guilt-ridden mother attempts to free her estranged son from a mysterious doomsday cult.
19:30 • Sci-Fi Thriller
Directed by Emily Grooms
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2 : a female who is out of line
16:16 • Coming-of-Age Drama
SEARCH & DESTROY
Directed by Alexander Rosales
For Rafael and his friends, the first day of summer is always reserved for a swim at the neighborhood pool. But this year, they must spend it searching the neighborhood for the oldest and now most elusive squad member who is accused of ditching them.
14:00 • Coming-of-Age Drama