3-day student short film festival debuts tonight

For the first time ever, the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts will present a three-day short film festival beginning Friday at von der Mehden Recital Hall.

The festival is broken down into three categories which include animation, short fiction and documentary films presented by “cutting-edge young filmmakers enrolled at UConn,” according to the press release.

Tonight will be animation films, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m. will feature short fiction films relating to the theme of cause and effect and wander and seek. Sunday at 6 p.m. will show documentary films that reflect on personal identity and identity in the UConn community. There will also be a showing of UConn faculty member Alison Paul’s new film “Equinox.”

UConn’s Theatre Studies Program, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Digital Media & Design Department, Department of Art and Art History and the Dean’s Office of the School of Fine Arts are putting on the event. Admission is free.

All screenings will feature commentary by UConn faculty members and a post-screening talkback. A reception will be held after the screenings on Sunday in the lobby of von der Mehden. For more information, contact Robyn Genzano at robyn.genzano@uconn.edu.



Angie DeRosa is the life editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at angelina.derosa@uconn.edu.  She tweets @theangiederosa.