12:00 PM

Total Runtime: 2:01:25
Screening Location: Mabel Tainter Theater

Block

Run Time: 00:08:32

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Stop-motion Animation, Short, Drama, Dark Fantasy

Captured by a strange figure, Block, a little toy man, must escape his prison.

Hole Punched Ear

Run Time: 00:08:31

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Drama, Action

In a dystopian Chicago, a poet, bound by a strange countdown clock, struggles to finish a poem as her sister tries to free her.

PAPER BOATS

Run Time: 00:04:33

Country of Origin: United States

Language: No Dialogue

Genre: Short, Student

A boy takes time to meditate and clear his rushing thoughts deep in his mind, focusing on the seemingly simplest of childhood memories to find peace.   (A short film visually inspired by a meditation exercise)

26%

Run Time: 00:10:09

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

This combination of interview/observation documentary is created to show some of the struggles our disabled classmates endure as they strive to achieve an equal education in a system that doesn’t always make that possible.  These are not stories of victims or people to feel sorry for, rather it’s a story of some of the strongest people you have never met.    26% of the people in America today are disabled.  Some are born that way, some come across it in different ways.  In 1992 the ADA was passed giving hope to future generations of disabled Americans.  30 years later, we still have buildings that are inaccessible to disabled students.  There is conflict in the way some of us have had to fight for basic needs that never got met.  By showing real time issues that disabled students face, buildings with accessibility issues, trying to find an elevator in certain buildings, getting professors on board with your needs without being too needy, collaboration with disabled students and their personal experiences should help round this piece out.

Phase III

Run Time: 00:11:57

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian

In a dystopian nation where people's lives are determined based on 3 phases, a 13-year-old living in the monotonous, coercive, repressive, and repetitive life cycle of phase II attempts to progress to phase III yearning for a better life.

Hold On to Me

Run Time: 00:23:00

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Short, Student

“Hold On to Me” is a film about two sisters, Casey and Theo, visiting their father for the first time after their parents’ divorce. While Theo is happy to bond with her dad, Casey is reluctant to reconnect with him after recent events. Despite their differences, the sisters ultimately stick together when they need each other the most. “Hold On to Me” is a moving film about sisterhood and survival.

The Black Spot

Run Time: 00:19:12

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Student

Daniel has been isolating himself from the world since being burdened with the sudden appearance of a black mark on his arm.

Scratched: A Vinyl Revival

Run Time: 00:12:33

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Short, Student

"Scratched: A Vinyl Revival" is an exploration of the recent explosive resurgence of vinyl record listening.

ARENZ: The Final Quarter

Run Time: 00:22:34

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Genre: Sports, Drama, Action

Rising from small-town roots to collegiate basketball stardom, Lauren Arenz's dreams are challenged by a season-threatening injury in her last year. As she battles to salvage the rest of her career, Lauren confronts the ultimate decision: walk away from the game of basketball or fight to play in "The Final Quarter".


Immediately Following Student Projects Approximately 2:30 pm - Festival Awards

Location: Mabel Tainter Theater

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Midwest Roots
Best Animated Project
Best Student Project