UNT presents a screening of student produced short films

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 14:34

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Seven short films created this semester by first-year students in the University of North Texas' master of fine arts program in documentary film will be presented at UNT Dec. 6 (Thursday).

The screening begins at 7 p.m. in Room 184 of UNT's Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building. Admission is free.

Films created by students and graduates of the MFA program in documentary film have been shown on local PBS affiliates and at the Austin Film Festival; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Mont.; Dallas International Film Festival; Hot Springs (Ark.) Documentary Film Festival; Miami Short Film Festival and the Texas Filmmakers Showcase of the Los Angeles Film Festival, among others.

Students have also won first- place awards at the Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival at Northern Illinois University, the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton and the NextFrame International Film Festival. Sponsored by the University Film and Video Association, NextFrame, which is held at a different location each year, is considered to be the most prestigious festival showcasing student-produced films.


The films that will be shown on Dec. 6 include:

Carnival Barker -- This film is about “Carnival Barker’s Homemade Ice Cream,” and the couple who runs the business. The film tells the story behind their company, and shows the ice cream production process. The film is produced by Travis Barnes of Dallas.

Crash Test Hunnies -- This film offers an inside look into what it takes to become a member of the North Texas Derby Revolution, Denton’s premier flat track roller derby league. The film is produced by Hannah Beavers of Fayetteville, Ark.

3,000 Acres -- This film explores the life of a 14-year-old boy who is wise beyond his years, and the environment in which he lives. The film is produced by Lauren Cater of Mineola.

Retelling the past -- This film is an exploration of the people who participate in the American tradition of Civil War reenactment. The film is produced by Xiao Cui of Tie Ling, China.

Querencia -- This film is about Querencia Community Bicycle shop, and how it is a vital part of the Denton cycling community. The film is produced by Mark Dobson of Corpus Christi.

Round Pegs Square Hole -- This film follows a day in the life of three businesses located just off the downtown Denton square. In the struggle for survival by these unique businesses, do the risks outweigh the rewards? The film is produced by Andy Galloway of Dallas.

Clip Joint -- This film is about a women who is working hard and adapting to keep barbering traditions alive. The film goes inside the Northside Barber Shop, located of W. University Drive in Denton, to witness the most important tenet of a barber shop, cultivating the sense of community and friendship. The film is produced by Ron Lechler of Kalamazoo, Mich.

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