I Dream in Widescreen: BFA Thesis Films from The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, will return this year to the Fox Tucson Theatre on Saturday, April 29, at 7:00pm, sponsored by Rica and Harvey Spivack.
This annual event is the first chance to see original films from the UA Film & Television program before they travel the world to major international film festivals, such as Sundance and the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), which internationally premiered the 2014 UA thesis film, Bloodlines, by Christopher Cegielski in February, 2015.
The graduating BFA filmmakers will compete for the Film Tucson New Filmmaker Award and the Other World Computing Award for Excellence in Editing, in addition to other monetary and in kind awards.
This year’s BFA thesis film competition will be judged by Claudette Godfrey, the Short Film Programmer for the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas; University of Arizona Theatre, Film & Television alum, James Jefferies, the Programmer and Program Coordinator for Aspen Shortsfest and the Aspen Film Fest; and Herb Stratford, Director of Film Fest Tucson, and member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Graduates from the UA Film & Television program have achieved success in writing, directing, development, production, talent management, cinematography and special effects. Notable alumni include Academy Award-winning director, Ari Sandel (The Duff, West Bank Story); producer, Scott Stuber (Ted, Ted 2, The Third Wheel); 20th Century Fox’s Visual FX Executive, John Kilkenny (X-Men, Life of Pi, Titanic); and BFA 2014 alum, Jenna Faville, named by Variety as a Top 10 Assistant to Watch in its Hollywood’s New Leaders issue.
I Dream In Widescreen is made possible with support from the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television’s Student Differential Tuition Funds, the UA Hanson Film Institute, the UA Student Faculty Interaction Program, The Fox Tucson Theatre, Ricoh and screening sponsors Rica and Harvey Spivack.