Thursday, May 16, 2013 / 8:00 PM
Free purchase tickets +
ArtPower! Film is expanding its annual Up&Coming Student Film Festival to include two nights of filmmaking, exploration, conversation, networking, and a brand new student networking event called Talent Campus. See what (and who) is up-and-coming from UCSD graduate and undergraduate students, UCSD alumni, and high school students mentored by UCSD students. Films are fresh, in some cases raw, but always bristling with energy, originality, and ambition.
The second night of the festival will feature a selection of short films by UCSD students, as well as films by High Tech High students who are mentored through the Sixth College Practicum program. From docudramas to comedies, and animation to experimental shorts, the level of talent is so impressive that even PBS has taken notice. Several films premiered in last year’s festival have been selected to screen as part of PBS’s internationally distributed Shorts Showcase series. Described as “excellent and diverse” by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando, this juried festival is a highly competitive screening event that continues to attract a growing number of submissions and audience members each year.
Prizes worth a total of $2000 will be awarded to Best Film and more!
Beth Accomando, KPBS Film Critic; Film Editor
Adriene Hughes, UCSD Media Lab; Filmmaker
Albert Lin, Research Scientist/National Geographic Explorer; Filmmaker
Tara Knight, UCSD Theatre and Dance Department Faculty
Steve Rivele, Screenwriter [Nixon, Ali, Mercury]
Michal Trigilio, UCSD Visual Arts Department Faculty
Rebecca Webb, ArtPower! Film Curator; UCSD Visual Arts Department Lecturer; Photographer
Cameron Wilson, UCSD Alum '12; Lead Singer for Ed Ghost Tucker; Filmmaker
After Party at The Loft
Join ArtPower! Film and the student filmmakers for a post-screening party at The Loft with live music performance by Ed Ghost Tucker.
CAMPUS SPONSORS Calit2, Student Affairs Parent & Family Programs Innovation and Engagement Grant
COMMUNITY SPONSOR Balestra Entertainment
Additional support provided by Triton TV, UCSD Alumni, UC San Diego Career Services Center, and UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center.
To learn more about last year's festival, click here.