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I Dream in Widescreen 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Fox Tucson Theatre

Doors open 2:00pm; Screening at 3:00pm

Admission: Free

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. (Read more about the I Dream in Widescreen 2014 jurors here.)

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, Ricoh, UA BookStores, and Xerox.

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 John 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.

Event Contacts:

Assoc. Professor Lisanne Skyler - 520.621.8977,

Professor Beverly Seckinger - 520.621.1239,

Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development - 520.626.2686,

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