Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UA's I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN at the Fox Tucson Theatre - free



From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:25 PM
Subject: UA's I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN Celebrates!

Remember that scary, automated, devil-baby-in-a-buggy prank (& promotion) that was going viral on the Internet & was also featured a couple months ago on The TODAY SHOW, where innocent New Yorkers approached (or ran into) an abandoned baby buggy on the street & got frightened out of their minds when remote controllers made it pop up & howl?  Well, Tyler Gillet co-directed the film that bore that baby, called, Devil's Due. Gillet also happens to be a University of Arizona Film & Television alum.  The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television boasts quite a bunch of successful alumni & Gillet is only one of many, but...YOU have the chance to see their work & meet these Wildcat filmmakers - before they become famous!  


Since UA I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN 2013 was immensely successful last year in attendance, as well as generated several invitations from renowned film festivals immediately following, The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television is still celebrating!  To ensure that more people get the chance to see the 2014 senior thesis films during this year's event, the date has been moved further away from UA graduation weekend & is scheduled on a Sunday afternoon - Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 3pm, to be precise.  See great collaborations with UA Theatre students who often appear in UA thesis films by Film & Television seniors.  Details in the attached release.  


See Tomorrow's Stars Today!



CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development 520.626.2686

Beverly Seckinger, Professor 520.621.1239


UA’s I Dream in Widescreen Celebrates Invitations to Several

Film Fests & Looks Forward to its New May Date & Time in 2014

I Dream in Widescreen

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Fox Tucson Theatre Doors open 2:00pm; Screening at 3:00pm

Admission: Free

Tucson, Arizona – I Dream in Widescreen: 2014 BFA Thesis Films from The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, will return this year to the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00pm.

Over 1,000 people are again expected to attend this popular film screening of UA thesis films, featuring personal documentaries, family dramas and romantic comedies set in outer space. Past senior thesis films that have premiered at I Dream in Widescreen have been chosen by highly competitive film festivals, including Sundance, Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Aspen International ShortsFest Competition, and the Los Angeles ShortsFest.

This year’s BFA thesis film competition will be juried by Claudette Godfrey, the Short Film Programmer and Operations Manager for the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas; Joe Garrity, Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence in Production Design at the American Film Institute Conservatory, and the production designer of such films as Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind; and Herb Stratford, Programming Director, Napa Valley Film Festival.

The School is delighted to welcome back Entertainment Partners, creators of the industry standard, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, who continue with their third year of support, recognizing the work of two University of Arizona student producers with the Entertainment Partners Award for Excellence in Producing, gifts of Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software packages.

Longtime sponsor, The Hanson Film Institute, will recognize the work of a UA student production designer on a thesis film with The Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Production Design, as well as recognize a cinematographer with The Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography.

This year, the School is delighted to welcome a new sponsor, the Los Angeles postproduction house, Fancy Film. Fancy Film is supporting the event with the Fancy New Filmmaker Award, a festival and exhibition services grant that will allow the winning filmmaker to professionally present his or her film at the top international film festivals on the festival circuit. The Fancy New Filmmaker Award grant includes an HD Cam master, a 2K unencrypted DCP, a professionally created DVD master and 10 DVD copies, a professionally created Blu-ray master and five Blu-ray copies, plus a professionally created streaming QT for Vimeo presentation.

I Dream In Widescreen is made possible with support from The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television’s Student Differential Tuition Funds, UA Hanson Film Institute, UA Student Faculty-Interaction Program, The Tucson Fox Theatre, and Ricoh.

Graduates from the UA Film & Television program are working across the film and television industry in writing, directing, development, production, talent management, cinematography and Visual FX. Other graduates gain admission to prestigious, professional programs, such as the American Film Institute Conservatory. Notable

alumni include producer Scott Stuber, 20th Century Fox’s Jon Kilkenny, and director Tyler Gillett (Devil’s Due, now in theatres).

An online screener of this year’s films will be available on April 22, 2014. Please contact Professor Beverly Seckinger at (520) 621-1239 or Films may contain mature themes, adult language and/or graphic images.




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