Fall 2023 End of Semester Screenings

December 7-10

Watch this semester's student work! Free and open to the public over four days (Thursday, December 7th–Sunday, December 10th), film screenings and demonstrations will take place at various venues, as noted below. The series will wrap up on Sunday with graduate student films, including MFA thesis films from Brynne McGregor, Veronica Maciel Acevedo, Hang Nguyen, Nicole Chi Amen, Em Shapiro, Nalbeat “Sonny” Kwon, Anya Swanson, and Jaime Wilken.

We hope you can join us!

Fall 2023 EOSS


Screening Details

To view digital flyers with information about individual class screenings, please refer to the corresponding
screening programs.


Thursday, 12/7

DMC 2.106 Auditorium

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm   RTF 340 Multi-cam Directing • David Schneider

4:45 pm – 6:45 pm   RTF 343D Cinematography • Deborah E, Lewis

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Digital Demo Day Presentation Ben Bays & Lance Myers  

  •    RTF 351C  Introduction to 2-D Animation
  •    BDP 101     Exploring Digital Art & Media
  •    RTF 329C  Digital Media Production
  •    RTF 344M 3-D Animation and Digital Performance
  •    RTF 344M CGI for Film and Games

GDC 3.100 Atrium   
(third floor, up one flight of stairs from the entry-level lobby)  

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm    Digital Demo Day: RTF 344T Game Development Capstone 2D Games • Paul Toprac

Cheer Up Charlies

7:00 pm –10:00 pm    RTF 340M/388P Music Video Production • PJ Raval

Friday, 12/8

DMC 2.106 Auditorium

1:45 pm – 4:45 pm     RTF 367D Directing Workshop  ­–  Miguel Alvarez

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm     RTF 366K Narrative Production ­ – Cristin Stephens

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm      RTF 366K Latinx Filmmaking ­ – Iliana Sosa

Saturday, 12/9

DMC 2.106 Auditorium

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm     RTF 366K Documentary Production – Arturo Jiménez

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm      RTF 366K Narrative Productions – Arturo Jiménez

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm     RTF 343 Advanced Narrative  –  Huay-Bing Law

Sunday, 12/10

Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm     RTF 388P Advanced Directing (Dogme) – Andrew Shea 

2:45 pm – 5:30 pm       RTF 881KA MFA 1st Year Documentary – Iliana Sosa 

Texas Union Santa Rita Room (3.502)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm      MFA Thesis Reception 

Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)       

6:45 pm –  9:30 pm    MFA Thesis Films 


Graduate Thesis Films

Marking the culmination of their MFA program, new and recent graduates Brynne McGregor, Veronica Maciel Acevedo, Hang Nguyen, Nicole Chi Amen, Em Shapiro, Nalbeat Kwon, Anya Swanson, and Jaime Wilken will screen their thesis films for the public on Sunday night, December 10, at 6:45 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 5:30 pm for a light reception.

The event is free and open to the community.



Directed by Veronica Maciel Acevedo

The mysterious appearance of a boy in her backyard forces Atziri to finally face the truth about her own son's disappearance. With newfound strength, she sets out on a journey to find closure.

15:50 • Drama



Directed by Anya Swanson

Based on a true story, a young girl's perspective on life changes when she must take care of her mother during an epileptic seizure.

12:18 • Coming-of-Age Drama

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Directed by Jaime Wilken

Jonnie Jonckowski opened the doors for women to compete in the biggest rodeo in the world. Now, at 68, she reflects on her unusual path to this difficult feat.

17:37 • Documentary



Directed by Brynne McGregor

Using a variety of animation techniques, the filmmaker rotoscopes home movies documenting her childhood in an attempt to revisit it.

13:20 • Experimental Documentary, Animation



Directed by Em Shapiro

A slice-of-life and poem-based portrait of KB Brookins, a Black trans Texan artist dreaming and manifesting freedom in their present and future.

18:35 • Documentary



Directed by Nalbeat Kwon

A real zombie virus strikes on the set of a low-budget zombie film.

19:00 • Action, Comedy, Horror

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Directed by Nicole Chi Amen

Aby, a 15-year-old Honduran teen, and her younger cousin Nata, who has just arrived in the US, must forge new bonds and together redefine their very concept of family.

14:12 • Drama



Directed by Hang Nguyen

In 2002 Saigon, Vietnam, a ten-year-old girl learns her first lessons of womanhood and sexuality by acquiring a nude painting book by a Texas female artist, and befriending her conservative parents’ new tenant.

19:30 • Coming-of-Age Drama

Elana Wakeman
Sr. Programs and Communications Coordinator