The Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin is delighted to announce the third annual Wofford Denius Longhorn Showcase, which will feature twelve of this year’s best student shorts. Among the films are three regional Student Academy Award winners (listed below), which will proceed to the national finals in May.
The event, which includes a 6 p.m. screening and a 9:30 p.m. reception, will take place on Saturday, May 11 at KLRU Studio 6A. It is free and open to the public.
“Every year, this celebration of student films features young filmmakers who go on to national and international prominence,” said Paul Stekler, chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film and the Wofford Denius Chair in Entertainment Studies. “Our filmmakers have screened at Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Dubai and other major festivals where they have received critical acclaim. They got started in screenings right here in Austin. I encourage everyone to come out and see the filmmakers who’ll find similar success in the future and continue to fuel the film industry in Texas.”
The Longhorn Film Showcase is sponsored by Beth and Wofford Denius and the Cain Foundation, with contributions from R&R Partners Texas, David Weeks & Suzanne Erickson; Mike Jones; and Ron Standifer.
- Incident at Public School 173 (12:31) – Narrative, directed by Andrew Tilley, BS student
- Peaches (5:14) – Music Video, directed by Johanna Witherby, MFA student
- The Longest Sun (16:26) – Narrative, directed by Patrick William Smith, MFA student
- Yeah Kowalski! (10:01) – Narrative, directed by Evan Roberts, MFA student
- The Yellow Wallpaper (2:59) – Experimental, directed by Nidhi Reddy, BS student
- Ash (10:19) – Documentary, directed by Nathan S. Duncan, MFA student
- The Teleported Man (12:38) – Narrative, directed by Zach Endres, BS student
- Factory (4:38) – Music Video, directed by Johanna Witherby, MFA student
- Ex-Votos (23:00) – Narrative, directed by Ivete Lucas, MFA student
- The Midwife's Husband (21:43) –Narrative, directed by Déjà Bernhardt, MFA student
- Vultures of Tibet (21:02) – Documentary, directed by Russell O. Bush, MFA student
- Ol' Daddy (29:20) – Narrative, directed by Brian Schwarz, MFA student
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Many students who have screened at the Longhorn Film Showcase or graduated from the Department of Radio-Television-Film have become internationally renowned filmmakers. Soham Mehta, who screened “Fatakra” at the 2011 Longhorn Film Showcase, later received a Student Academy Award for the film. Other recent graduates include Susan Youssef, who won grand prizes at both the Cinema Novo Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival for “Habibi”; Heather Courtney, who won the 2012 Nokia Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award for her documentary, “Where Soldiers Come From”; Kyle Henry, whose film, “Fourplay: Tampa,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; Rachel Tsangari, whose film “Attenberg” was Greece’s official entry for a foreign language Academy Award; and Bryan Poyser, whose feature “Lovers of Hate” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.