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22nd Annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival

Dates: June 7-13, 2013

Location: Various Venues, Los Angeles

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Schedule of Events:

Opening Night
Friday, June 7
7:30 p.m.
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater

The opening event will feature nearly a dozen graduate and undergraduate student films, both live-action and animation. Each film has been selected by a panel of student peers, and the lineup represents some of the most original and thought-provoking work the school has to offer. (more)

Festival of Animation
Saturday, June 8
5 p.m. | 6:30 p.m. | 8 p.m.
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater

The animation festival, affectionately known as “Prom,” has been a tradition since 1959. The works screened represent a diverse swath of animation mediums, styles and techniques. This year, the “Prom” is divided into three different programs to better showcase students’ work.
(Prom 1 | Prom 2 | Prom 3)

Design Showcase West
Saturday, June 8
10 a.m. (invitation only) | 2 p.m. (public review session)
UCLA’s Freud Playhouse

The prestigious Design Showcase West, created and hosted by UCLA/TFT’s Department of Theater, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast. The event features student work from the nation’s top university design programs, including costume, lighting, scenic and sound design, allowing entertainment producers, directors and A-list designers to identify the top talent graduating this year.

New Works Program
Sunday, June 9
12:30 p.m. | 4 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater

The three new works programs feature short works by UCLA/TFT undergraduate and graduate filmmakers and animators. Films screened at this event embody the bold, original storytelling tradition that UCLA’s TFT has fostered for decades.
(Program 1 | Program 2 | Program 3)

Screenwriters Showcase
Monday, June 10
7:30 p.m.
Writers Guild of America Theater, Beverly Hills

This competition for graduate screenwriting candidates celebrates entertainment’s newest crop of screenwriting talent. Eight student finalists — whose scripts were selected by a committee of more than 200 industry professionals — will present five-minute staged excerpts of their works.

Producers Marketplace
Tuesday, June 11
7:30 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center

Four graduate students from the distinguished UCLA/TFT Producers Program will go before a live audience to present their feature film projects to a panel of top-tier industry judges, then field questions from the judges about their projects and financing strategy.

TV Night
Wednesday, June 12
7:30 p.m.
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater

The festival’s inaugural TV Night will feature the world premiere of a first-of-its-kind, full length television pilot, “doubleblind,” written, produced, directed, designed and shot by UCLA/TFT students. This is the first time a project of this magnitude has been done at any film or theater school in the world. Noted television pilot/episodic director Rod Holcomb (“ER” pilot, “China Beach” pilot, “Elementary”) and veteran feature producer Beau Marks (“The Hunt for Red October,” “Die Hard,” “Straw Dogs”) will lead a panel of student filmmakers in a discussion about the creative process and the collaborative effort that went into the creation of the new pilot.

Directors Spotlight
Thursday, June 13
7:30 p.m.
Directors Guild of America Theater, Los Angeles

This event showcases 10 films chosen to receive a coveted Spotlight Award. The films, which have emerged through several rounds of judging by TFT students, as well as a blue ribbon jury of industry professionals, are among the most exciting works the festival has to offer.

About the Festival

We invite you to join us for the 22nd annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival filled with cinematic ingenuity from our emerging artists. The weeklong festival hosts a wide variety of screenings, showcases and events. This year, the festival has added a new TV Night featuring a special student presentation.

The vision of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier global interdisciplinary professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

Consistently ranked as one of the top elite entertainment and performing arts institutions in the world, the School offers an innovative curriculum that integrates the study and creation of live performance, film, television and the digital arts. Our distinguished graduate and undergraduate programs include acting, directing, writing, producing, animation, cinematography, lighting design, set design, costume design, sound design, Moving Image Archive Studies, and offers PhDs in Theater and Performance Studies and Cinema & Media Studies.

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