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Accolades for "Happy F-Ing Valentine's Day" 

Happy F-ing Valentine's Day , the inaugural film by Project DU F.I.L.M. (Film Initiative Linking to Mentors) has been toppling expectations in its first film festival season. 

The short narrative film was co-written by MFJS Associate Professor Sheila Schroeder and Kate Burns and was cast, filmed, edited, and produced by DU students, alumni, and faculty in an incredible collaboration of minds and expertise. 

So far Happy F-ing Valentine's Day has been, or will be, screened at the following festivals, winning multiple awards along the way:

Lyons Film Festival Audience Choice Award laurels

Longmont Front Range Film Festival
April 2016
Winner: Audience Award 

Lyons Film Festival 
June 2016
Winner: Audience Choice Award

Intendence Film Festival
June 2016

Breckenridge Film Festival laurels

Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 
June 2016
Winner: Best Short Comedy Film

North Caroline LGBT Film Festival
August 2016

Breckenridge Film Festival
September 2016

The script has been accepted at the following festivals:

Broad Humor Film Festival Best Short Screenplay laurels

Broad Humor Film Festival
Winner: Best Short Screenplay

Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Official Finalist: Short Screenplay

Houston Comedy Film Festival nomination

Houston Comedy Film Festival
Nominated: Best Short Screenplay

American Movie Awards
Official Finalist: Short Screenplay


InShort: Student Film Showcase

InShort 2016 Poster

Every year, DU's undergraduate and graduate Film Studies & Production students convene, working with faculty and each other to create original films on a topic of their choice.

Join us on Thursday, June 2, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for our presentation of these student-made short narrative films.

More information about the movies and the Showcase can be found here on our website: Student Showcase: InShort





DU Project F.I.L.M.

Shooting Happy F-ing Valentines Day onsiteMade up of DU alumni and current students, Project F.I.L.M (Film Initiative Linking to Mentors) was created in 2015 by MFJS associate professor Sheila Schroeder to bring together students and mentors in the film production field.

This spring the collective premiered their first short film, Happy F-ing Valentine's Day, at the Longmont Front Range Film Festival.Not only was the film nominated for Best Short Screenplay, but it took home top honors with a Best Film of the Fest Award as well as the Audience Favorite Award.

The film, which was produced, edited, and shot by alumni and students and co-written by Sheila Schroeder, has also received Official Finalist Status from the Houston Comedy Film Festival, the Las Vegas Screenplay Competition, and the American Movie Awards Screenplay Competition, and will be screened at the Lyons Film Festival and the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. 

One Day for DU Logo

Project DU F.I.L.M. is thrilled to announce that they have been selected to be part of the University of Denver's One Day for DU campaign on May 18. As a collaborative mentoring project that brings together faculty, alumni and students to create a short film, your help in furthering the goals of the project is so appreciated. Check out more about One Day for DU here: