RTF at Sundance and Slamdance 2019

The UT Department of Radio-Television-Film congratulates our alumni and faculty who are premiering films this year at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, including:


  • Tim Tsai’s (MFA '10) documentary feature, “Seadrift,” examines the circumstances surrounding the 1979 shooting in Seadrift, TX, of a white crab fisherman by a Vietnamese refugee.


  • David Hartstein (MFA ’04) produced the feature film “Sister Aimee”; Shelby Hadden (MFA ‘16, current lecturer) is an Associate Producer.
  • Geoff Marslett (former faculty member, MFA ‘02) directed the animated short, “The Phantom 52,” featuring the voice of Tom Skeritt. Moody College's Multimedia Technical Staff, Jeremy Gruy, is the Post-Production Asset Manager, and RTF alumni Amy Bench, Paul Gordon, Xuan Nguyen, and Noel Wells, as well as former lecturer, Bob Kellough, also worked on the film.
  • Ivete Lucas’s (MFA ‘ 12, former lecture) documentary feature, which she co-directed and co-produced with Patrick Bresnan, “Pahokee,” is one of 16 docs selected to screen in competition. RTF Associate Professor PJ Raval is a co-producer on the film, and Monique Walton (MFA ’13) is a Consulting Producer.
  • Cristina Ibarra (BS ’97) co-directed and co-produced with Alex Rivera the feature “The Infiltrators,” about a rag-tag group of undocumented youth – Dreamers – who get deliberately detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.
  • Naiti Gámez (MFA '07) was the cinematographer on Penny Lane's documentary "Hail Satan?"

Elana Wakeman

Communications & Programs Coordinator

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Mabley at 512-232-1417