Monday, March 14, 2011

Tucson: UA "I Dream In Widescreen" at Historic Fox Tucson - Free


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I Dream In Widescreen 2011 Unspools at Historic Fox Tucson Theatre, Celebrates Work of UA Senior Film Students and Garners Growth, Respect


The Knisely Family Foundation presents…

I Dream in Widescreen: BFA Thesis Films from the

UA School of Theatre, Film & Television

in the College of Fine Arts

a Fox Theatre Foundation Performance Partner

Sponsored by FotoKem and the UA Hanson Film Institute

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the FOX Tucson Theatre

Doors open 6:00pm; Screening at 7:00pm

I Dream In Widescreen 2010 at the Fox Tucson Theatre.

Admission: Free



I Dream in Widescreen: BFA Thesis Films from the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television in the College of Fine Arts, will return this year to the Fox Tucson Theatre downtown on Saturday, May 14, at 7:00pm.  This popular film-screening event will unveil 12 thesis films – all written, produced, directed and acted by students who are about to graduate from the School, along with members of the Tucson community. The Arizona Daily Star described last year’s screening as “a fascinating, diverse collection from a flagrantly talented crop of young filmmakers. 

This year, the screening is being presented by The Knisely Family Foundation at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, as a part of the innovative Fox Theatre Foundation Performance Partnership program.

The School of Theatre, Film & Television is also pleased to announce a new sponsor from Los Angeles.  FotoKem, a major film laboratory and digital video postproduction facility in Los Angeles, that will be sponsoring a New Filmmaker Award for the "Best Short" of the I Dream In Widescreen program. The award of $5,000 in film services will be presented to the winning filmmaker, to support their next film production. Walt Rose, the Director of Student Services at FotoKem, will attend the screening to present the award to the winning student. 

The UA Hanson Film Institute continues to be a loyal sponsor of I Dream In Widescreen and offers a range of programs for UA students pursuing careers in the film and television industry, and also serves the local filmmaking and film audience communities by providing professional assistance for regional media events.

The screening competition will be judged by a panel of film industry jurors: Jeff Yanc, Program Director of the Loft Cinema; Daniela Bajar, programmer for the Nantucket Film Festival; and Los Angeles Film Critics Association member, Robert Abele.   

Bruce Brockman, Director of the School of Theatre, Film & Television, said that this event is more than just a showcase of UA film students’ work. “I Dream In Widescreen is the culmination of the skills, knowledge and creative vision fostered by the Film and Television BFA program in film and video production,” Brockman said.  “Students from the program go on to present their films at major national and international film festivals, including Sundance.”

I Dream In Widescreen is free, fun, open to the public, and will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Fox Tucson Theatre, located at 17 W. Congress Street, in downtown Tucson.


I Dream in Widescreen is made possible by The Knisely Family Foundation, FotoKem, the Fox Theatre Foundation Performance Partnership, the School of Theatre, Film and Television, and the UA Hanson Film Institute.



About the Sponsors

The Knisely Family Foundation provides grants to enhance the livability of our community by encouraging an inclusive spirit of community and sense of individual responsibility for the common good.  We believe that the most creative solutions arise from gatherings of citizens who come together to work in partnership addressing their common needs and aspirations.

Established in 1963 as a motion picture film laboratory, FotoKem has become one of the most trusted full service, post production facilities in the industry. With domestic and international divisions, FotoKem provides creative and technical finishing services for commercial, television and feature productions. Catering to all major studios as well as agency clientele and corporate branding campaigns, FotoKem’s main facility works closely with its specialty divisions in Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica, San Francisco, New York, and Budapest to provide dedicated services for productions worldwide.

The Jack and Vivian Hanson Arizona Film Institute (Hanson Film Institute) at The University of Arizona offers programs for students, emerging filmmakers, and media entrepreneurs who want to contribute significantly to the art and/or business of filmmaking and have an influential role in the film industry. Serving diverse, underrepresented, and new voices, the Hanson Film Institute creates and advances a dynamic understanding of the collaborative dimensions of the art and business of film. The Hanson Film Institute provides and supports educational programs, public events, and creative projects.



Juror Bios

Robert Abele – Robert is a film and television critic/journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Variety, Parade, Premiere, DGA Quarterly, Emmy, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, Total Film and Playboy. He also collaborated with Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin on her #1 New York Times bestseller Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. A graduate of Southern Methodist University's film program and former theater critic, he is the co-author of the book, The Paramount Story, and has served on juries for the AFI Film Festival, the USA Film Festival, Cinevegas and the PEN Center/USA West Literary Awards.


Daniela Bajar – is an independent film programmer based in New York. Her last series, Fuego: The Films of Isabel ‘Coca’ Sarli, screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in August, 2010. Bajar holds an M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Film of Argentina. She co-authored the film The World Against Me and has written and produced several Argentine television shows. Bajar taught screenwriting and creative writing at the University of Palermo for two years before moving to New York. There, she is a programmer for the Nantucket Film Festival, serves on the screening committee of the Hamptons International Film Festival, and is a script consultant for Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competition and the Hamptons Screenwriting Lab.


Jeff Yanc – Jeff has been the Program Director at the non-profit Loft Cinema in Tucson for the past five years.  As the programmer for the cinema, he selects and books films, creates special events and series, works with visiting filmmakers and provides pre-show introductions at screenings.  He also serves as Festival Director of The Loft Film Fest, held every November at The Loft Cinema, and travels to various film festivals throughout the year, including SXSW, Palm Springs International and Telluride.   He is also a graduate of the UA School of Theatre Film and Television Masters Degree program.




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