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2017 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

InShort Student Film Showcase LogoCome to MFJS's annual movie night! 

Every year, undergraduate and graduate Film Studies & Production students work with faculty and each other to create original films on a topic of their choice.Students pitch the idea, write the script, find the actors, produce, direct, edit, and ultimately present their final products to the faculty and their peers.

At the end of Spring Quarter, each of these films will be screened at the annual InShort Film Showcase here on the University of Denver's campus. 24 students are involved in this year's two-quarter Documentary Film course, led by Associate Professor Sheila Schroeder and Visiting Assistant Professor Taylor Nygaard.

Students, family, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni are all welcome to join us at the Showcase on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Where: Sturm Hall, Room 286 & Davis Auditorium
            2000 E. Asbury Ave. 
            Denver, CO 80208
Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception
          7:30 p.m. Screening Begins

2017 Featured Films: 

Stand-Up

An aspiring comedian connects with a new mentor and discovers the value of comedy.

Production Team: Jack Anderson, Mariah Ortiz, Sean Stroh

Comedy Doc Still

Face Value

Face Value reveals the truth behind the intimidating exterior of renowned tatoo artist Ian McKown - beyond his alarming appearance and through his spiritual awakening. 

Production Team: Marteene Diaz, Oanh Le, Maureen Maloney, Stefan Wisnoski

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Florez

Florez explores artistic passion and positive protest through eccentric Denver musician Diego Florez.

Production Team: Nick Kemp, Elizabeth Lamp, Andis Solomon

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Rags to Riches

"If you've got cash, you don't have to take any trash." Bob Ragland, a self-promoted outlier, has the business tools to successfully heat and eat as a non-starving artist. 

Production Team: C.J. Blakely, Samantha Lobato, Cooper Pagano

"Rags to Riches" still

River North

River North explores Denver's River North (RiNo) art district and the complexities of a neighborhood in transition. 

Production Team: Conner Ashley, Shihua Shangguan, Sam Windham

"River North" still

The One who Makes Happy Through her Dancing

A Native dancer weighs tradition and assimilation as she works to combine past and present into her art. 

Production Team: Dustin Amick, Skyler Anselmo, Cami Serrano

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The Other Side

Three college students share their personal experiences with mental illness to address societal stigmas ans create honest conversations. 

Production Team: Paula Aguayo Lopez, Will Beasley, Ryan Neary

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The Red Tape Project

Three college women shed light on the sexual assault epidemic plaguing college campuses and how their Red Tape Project provides an outlet for survivors to share their stories. 

Production Team: Taff Anderson, Jake Davis, Shelby Dolen

"The Red Tape Project" still

Zon

Zon presents a visual construction and deconstruction of Denver guided by the sun's interaction with the city. 

Production Team: Sam Churches, Claire Hassler, Hayley Knoph

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2016 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

Following are a sampling of student final projects from the InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase held on June 2, 2016.

A good man

A man on the run weighs his morality after a life changing decision.

Production team: Alexander Rudolph, Douglas MacIsaac, Tucker Schoenthaler, Arthur Edelman

*Strong Language Advisory*

Source: DU VideoManager

A special someone

Even a gigolo needs love.

Production team: Ryan Neary, Annette Bonner, Gretchen Bahr, Michael Martin

*Strong Language Advisory*

Source: DU VideoManager

Jew-ish

A rabbi explores retail to try and restore his faith.

Production team: Dustin Amick, Atticus Blatt, Naomi Forman, Thatcher Anderson, Benjamin McGuire

Source: DU VideoManager

Brewed Awakenings

When loyalty is put to the test, old habits don't die as hard as you might think.

Production team: Cooper Dahlen-Pagano, Lindsay Tomasetti, Samantha Lobato, Joshua Klein, Ryan Wilkinson

*Strong Language Advisory*

Source: DU VideoManager

Hipsters, heart, irony

A cerebral drama that challenges the idea of reality and how far our minds will go to protect it.

Production team: Teri Andony, Katie Cook, Marteene Diaz, Oanh Le, Stefan Wisnoski

*Strong Language Advisory*

Source: DU VideoManager

 

2015 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

Following are a sampling of student final projects from the InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase held on June 4, 2015.

Avenue of hope

Along one of America's roughest stretches of road, kids learn how to make media all the while doing what they do best - being silly kids.

Production team: Katie Cook, Ellie Brown, Lyndsay Lack 

the village blacksmiths

An exploration of an ancient craft in the modern world reveals unique perspectives from three blacksmiths and shows how past and present combine to create something remarkable. 

Production team: Casey Morris, Michael Hughes, Rachel Feeken 

Stormtrooping

Stormtrooping examines the most fearsome group of soldiers in the galaxy, and what they do to make it a better place.

Production team: Ted Sturgulewski, Shane Black, Dimitri Kapetan 

Our colfax

In a world of mass media kids learn to have agency through producing their own news show.

Production team: Kyna Moore and Kaitlin Kunkler 

life walks

Scottish lover of life and photographer Roddy MacInnes teaches his students about the art of photography and the simple joy of living.

Production team: Adam Lujan, Aidan McCarthy, Victoria Romejko 

 

2014 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

Following are a sampling of student final projects from the InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase held on June 5, 2014.

THE RABBI's TOAST

A neurotic rabbi ruins a Jewish wedding with an all too revealing toast.

Production team: Brandon Reich-Sweet, Michael Sambol, David Stewart, Matt Worley

LOOK TO THE STARS

A To escape her parents' fighting, ten-year-old Emma travels through time with her best friend Charles.

Production team: Joel Cruz, Michael Glantz, James Mecham, Siena Pinney

2013 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

Following are several documentary final projects from the 2013 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase.

Hope Is Free At This Shop

Refugees in Colorado find hope second hand.

Production team: Brian Bakos, Ty Dockter, Wanda Lakota, Xusiming

Refuge

Refuge is a documentary about wolves and humans finding sanctuary in a place called Mission:Wolf.

Production team: Merle Gleiforst, Brittany Heath

Americano

The typical U.S. coffee shop becomes classroom and haven for Naseer, an Iraqi refugee who perseveres through the pain of the past to launch his American dream.

Production team: Montana Knapp, Jessica Markowitz, Courtney Merage

Leveled

Leveled looks at death, the great equalizer, through a range of perspectives and reactions to our own mortality. 

Production team: Patrick Gillespie, Jennifer O'Connor, Mike McKelvey, David Stewart

Final Table

When one of the world's best poker players is knocked out within the first 30 minutes of the Amateur Championship, two unlikely players emerge as Final Table favorites.

Production team: Samuel Granados, Jonny Havey, Dan Ketchum

2012 InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase

Following are a sampling of student final projects from the "InShort: DU Film/Video Showcase" held June 7, 2012.

On Such A Winter's Day

A mother and son in distress and the event that changes everything. 

Production team: Vincent De la Forre, Jonathan Feinmann, Robert Hardy


Volume Up

The charming comedy of a young woman who must defeat her noisy upstairs neighbors before shining at work to win a coveted overseas promotion 

Production team: Kacie Henderson, Carly Jerome, Chris Pacheco

(Whole)

A young man loses his memory and struggles to accept his family. 

Production team: Paul Gunther, Kevin Keables, Jessica Pearl Salas

Shades of Gray

A young girl is obsessed with her teacher, as her best friend attempts to draw her back into reality. 

Production team: Brian Grill, Alice Ralston, David Stewart

Into That Good Night

A young man, faced with a life-changing diagnosis, yearns for acceptance while those around him struggle to do the same. 

Production team: Aaron Brunhofer, Ty Dockter, Lesley Pahl