F&MAD Presents the 2018 Spring Showcase

May 01 2018

It’s time for the annual F&MAD Spring Showcase! Join the Film & Media Arts Department for a free screening of handpicked student films, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, displays of amazing media arts projects, installations, animations, experimental films, and more! Awards to exceptional student works will be given out by a distinguished jury of film professionals, along with the coveted Audience Award, given to the the project declared “Best in Show.” This year, the winner of best in show will recieve an amazing prize; they will be awarded with an hour-long conference via Adobe Connect with Oscar Winner Michael Kanfer

The Showcase jurors selected each film being screened and are also tasked with choosing the winning film in each category.

Meet the jurors:
Jill Orschel:
Jill Orschel has directed and produced a number of award-winning short documentaries, most notably, Sister Wife, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and earned a Special Jury Award at SXSW. Sister Wife went on to screen at dozens of international film festivals, receiving several honors along the way. While Jill was working toward her MFA in Film Studies at the University of Utah, her 16mm project, The Places You’ll Go, earned a Student Emmy. Her thesis film Lakota Workcamp was awarded the Spirit Award and Award of Distinction at the Indian Summer Festival. Jill is an independent filmmaker and photographer in Park City, Utah. Her photography work with the Sundance Institute has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Filmmaker Magazine and International Documentary. Jill is currently working on her first feature length documentary, Snowland.

Martin Rosete:
Winner of the 2013 Melies d’Or award and nominated for a Spanish Academy Award (Goya Award) with Voice Over, Martin Rosete is a Spanish film director and producer based in New York City. Voice Over was released by Canal + Spain, and has won more than 80 awards at internationally-acclaimed film festivals, such as the Chicago International Film Festival, New York International Short Film Festival, Sitges International Film Festival and Gijon International Film Festival. Voice Over has also been chosen as an Official Selection at the Tribeca, San Sebastian, Clermont Ferrand, Los Angeles Film Festivals and Vimeo Staff Pick. Martin Rosete began his filmmaking career by directing and producing a 35mm short film, Revolution, which won more than 50 awards at international film festivals. Martin studied Audiovisual Communication at the The Complutense University of Madrid, Directing Actors at the legendary San Antonio de los Baños International Film School in Cuba, completed a Master’s degree at the New York Film Academy, and was invited to attend the First Talent Campus of Berlin International Film Festival.

Arthur Veenema:
Arthur Veenema is a filmmaker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In his work he is interested in examining the consequences of technology, new and old. He focuses on modern relationships between people who are forced into contact because of the systems that dictate their lives. His love for science-fiction and magical-realism has led him to develop unique and strange worlds as allegories for our own. Arthur graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with an Honors BA in Film and Media Arts, as well as a Minor in Business. He is currently establishing himself in the film community, proud to collaborate with other passionate artists while he produces his own films.

The Showcase is broken into two segments, which will each feature unique student films, check out the program:
Collection of Film Badges for Filmmakers, Filmmakers meet and greet.
First Show followed by Filmmakers Q&A

Panel: The making of "Camel". The experience of making the shortfilm "Camel" told by the students who made it happen on Professor Wilkerson's Filmmaking courses.
Second Show followed by Filmmakers Q&A
Awards Ceremony to close event, including audience award.

Don't miss this vibrant showcase! May 5th in the FMAB Auditorium. 2pm & 5pm. This event is open to the public, come enjoy free food and film with us!