Fall Showcase to Highlight Short Films by Students

Fall Showcase to Highlight Short Films by Students

Fifteen short films by students in the School of Visual Arts & Design will be screened Nov. 3 in the eighth annual Fall Showcase.

The films, created by students in directing classes or as capstone projects, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 132 of the Visual Arts Building.

The lineup is:

  • A Grave Matter by Dylan Thompson – A kidnapping goes awry when two hit men realize they’ve nabbed the wrong guy.
  • Jimbo’s Limbo by Daniel Reinert – Jim is skeptical when his co-worker tells him that cracking his neck will cause a release of residual LSD.
  • Engaging Conversation by Stanley Swindling – Two couples meet in the park, each hiding a secret.
  • Eleven by Blayne Parker – A battered detective’s tormenting past resurfaces during a case.
  • Abandoned by Kathryn Jenkins – A young woman explores a house, and while looking for resources is forced to remember what she has lost.
  • Me and Her by Alejandro Watson – The relationship of two longtime friends evolves.
  • Parece Que Va A Llover by Christopher Campa – A mother and son struggle to make a home for themselves within the confines of a Kissimmee motel.
  • Mark by Olivia Wilson – Mark and Adrian tacitly experience the destructiveness that their ignorance has on their relationship.
  • If Found, Please Return by Sydney Ray – A kleptomaniac named Charlie steals a diary detailing a life of a woman working through chronic depression.
  • Strangers by Andres Erickson – A young couple consumed by technology is forced to “meet again” when their everyday routine comes to a sudden halt.
  • Forget Me Not by Sarah Ballard – An exploration of the natural complexities within a maternal relationship, or lack thereof.
  • Where Have I Been Before by Dylan Alexander Thompson – An unconventional look at the influence of the internet and technological trends of the era.
  • We Love You, Stephanie by Sara Ambra – “Good luck in your first semester, Stephy! You’re our rising star! Love, Mom, Dad, and Tabitha.”
  • So The Other Day in Daytona Beach by Josh Evangelista – Two talkative people share anecdotes while loitering around Daytona Beach.
  • Diamond Days by Julian Baner – “Sometimes when I’m thinking about old stuff, I get so confused…”

Doors for the free program open at 6:30 p.m. and free parking will be available in Garage F.

In a separate film event, opening today in the UCF Art Gallery is “From the Margins: A Retrospective of Experimental Cinema at UCF,” a collection of films, video art and installation art by current and previous students and faculty. Presentations are from Jocelyn Brearly, Nick Briz, Christina Santa Cruz, Lisa Danker, Yson Dickerson, Asa Gentry, Mark Gerstein, Victoria Gordon, Christopher Harris, Ebony Hobbs, Lori Ingle, Lisa Mills, Jiku Mwangi, Jon Perez, Ashleigh Sarbone, Kate Shults, Daniel Watkins, Alejandro Watson and Olivia Wilson.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A closing reception for the exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3, immediately before the student Fall Showcase.