Spring 2017 End of Semester Screenings

Join UT's Department of Radio-Television-Film May 10-14, as we showcase this spring’s student work. The free screenings and demonstrations will take place on the UT campus at various venues and will culminate at the end of the week, with advanced undergraduate and graduate films.

Schedule | Digital Demo Day | East Austin Stories | MFA Thesis | Venues & Parking

366K Intro to Narrative Production class taught by Deb Lewis

Screenings Schedule

Wednesday  –  5/10

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM            RTF 340 – Multi-Camera Television Production (David Schneider)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM            RTF 366K – Creating a Web Series (Mike Akel)
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM            RTF 366K – Narrative Production (Deb Lewis)
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM            RTF 366K – Narrative Production (Nancy Schiesari)
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM            RTF 366K – Narrative Production (Steve Mims)

Thursday  –  5/11  

CMB Studio 4C
Digital Demo Day: Screenings & Presentations  

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM            RTF 351C – 2D Animation (Intro) (Ben Bays) 
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM            RTF 344M – Computer Graphics for Film and Games (Ben Bays)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM            RTF 351D – 2D Animation (Advanced) (Lance Myers)
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM            RTF 344N – Character Animation in 3D (Wiley Akins)
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM            RTF 344M – Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (Intro) (Wiley Akins & Ben Bays)

CMB Studio 4A and 4.114
Digital Demo Day: Presentations & Arcade

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM            RTF 344M –  Writing/Narrative Design for Video Games (Sheldon Pacotti)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM            RTF 344M – Computer Graphics for Film and Games (Ben Bays)

GDC 3.100
Digital Demo Day: Presentations & Arcade

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM            RTF 344N – Game Development Capstone: 3D Games (Paul Toprac)

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM            RTF 366K – Intro to Documentary (Nancy Schiesari)
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM            RTF 366K – Experimental Film (Tom Rosenberg)

Off Campus
RTF 366K – East Austin Stories Documentaries (Andrew Garrison) to screen twice:
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, 1206 E 9th St
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street

Friday  –  5/12

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM            RTF 343 – Advanced Documentary (Paul Stekler)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM            RTF 343 – Advanced Narrative (PJ Raval)

Undergraduate thesis films

Saturday  –  5/13 

Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM            RTF 881KB – MFA First Year Narrative Production (Scott Rice)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM            RTF 368S – Undergraduate Production Thesis (Richard Lewis)

Sunday  –  5/14

Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402)
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM            RTF 488M – MFA Pre-Thesis (Don Howard)
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM          MFA Thesis

Graduate thesis films

Student Activity Center Ballroom (SAC2.410)
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM        Reception


Texas Union Theater (UNB): Map;Parking available at meters on the street

Jesse Jones Communication Building B (CMB)MapParking

Student Activity Center (SAC): Map; Parking can be found south of MLK, near the Bob Bullock History Museum, and in the Brazos Parking Garage. Please note that due to construction, vehicles can not approach from the Speedway side of the building. The closest vehicle access is by Winship Circle, near E. 23rd and San Jacinto (there is a ramp for wheelchair access).

Digital Demo Day

On Thursday, May 11, Digital Demo Day” will take placein collaboration with the Computer Science Department and the College of Fine Arts. Digital Demo Day is a free event, held in multiple locations, and will include a digital arcade in which the public can try out students’ games and watch animation and FX demos. Students will also present their work. The RTF classes involved are listed in the schedule below. More information can be found here.

East Austin Stories

East Austin has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years and throughout that time a University of Texas film class has been making documentaries in and about the area. For the 16th year in a row, individuals, families, groups, and businesses in East Austin collaborated with the film students in the "East Austin Stories" class, led by filmmaker and professor, Andrew Garrison, to tell local stories in a free evening of documentaries.

Please join us for the following screenings of this year’s slate of films.

Thursday, May 11 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, 1206 E 9th St

Thursday, May 11 - 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street

MFA Thesis

As the culmination of their masters program, MFA candidates Madli Lääne, Erica Robert Pallo, Cameron Quevedo, and Joel Fendelman will screen for the public their thesis films, on Sunday, May 14th at the UT Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402) at the end of the prethesis screening. There will be a brief Q&A at the end, to be followed by a reception in the SAC Ballroom (2.410). The event is free and open to the community.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/292944951127061/


Fiction (21 min)
In the midst of the political upheaval of the early 1990s, an Estonian girl and a Russian boy reach across cultural lines to unite over a shared bottle of American soda.
CAST: Caroline Kruberg and Dima Bespalov.
CREW: Written and Directed by Madli Lääne; Director of Photography: Lotta Kilian; Editors: Madli Lääne and Artemis Anastasiadou; Composer: Jesús Gerdel; Producer: Anneli Ahven.

Still_Atmahaú Pakmát

Non-fiction essay (25 min)
A journey into the heart the US-Mexico borderlands reveals a world of ancient rivers, mud and brick.
MAIN CREW: Director of Photography: Jim Hickcox; Producer: Makena Buchanan; Location Mixer: Will Harrell; 1st AC: Patrick Hoy; 2nd AC: Eloise Santa Maria ; Composer: Jesús Gerdel


Science fiction (20.6 min)
As the Sickness spreads and a violent sun threatens the world, Iara must choose to either protect her people, or abandon them to the enemy to save her dying brother.
CAST: Rachel Wiese, Geronimo Son, Terrie Dreyfus, Eman Esfandi, Desiree Lewis
CREW: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor: Erica Robert Pallo; 1st AD: Shelby Hadden; 2nd AD: Ian DeVoglaer; Cinematographer: Sarah Hennigan; Gaffer: Ben Ellsworth-Feher; Production Designer: Nancy Lemus; Composer: Jésus A. Gerdel


Documentary (54 min)
On a June day in 2014, in the small East Texas all white town of Grand Saline, an elderly white preacher, Charles Moore, drove his car to a nearly empty parking lot at a small shopping center, doused himself in gasoline and lit a flame. He left a note saying he was doing this to bring attention to the unrepented racism in this town.
CAST/CREW: Producer - James Chase  Sanchez, Sullivan Rauzi; Cinematography - Caleb Kuntz ; Starring - Ron Blanton

Elana Wakeman

Communications & Programs Coordinator

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Mabley at 512-232-1417