Film Festival to Screen 3 UT Dallas Video Projects

Three films produced by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas have been selected for the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival.

The 2010 Dallas International Film Festival runs April 8 – 18, and three UT Dallas-made video projects have been chosen to participate April 12 in the North Texas College Showcase, featuring the best work from students of local universities.

Among the selected videos are UT Dallas Arts and Technology (ATEC) Assistant Professor Todd Fechter’s animated short The Longest Moment, which tells the story of a pair of loving stop-motion puppets who dream how their relationship could have been once their animator retires for the evening.

Literary studies graduate student Brad Sanders’ Aint I a Womanquestions the socially constructed boundaries of gender through the journey of Lesley (a transgender doll).  The film examines its theme at intersections with high technology and advanced capitalism as part of a vision of a post-gender future.

Finally,  Arts and Humanities PhD student Luis Fernando Midence’s live-action online video, Uncertain, relates the drowsy dream of a teenage boy who has taken an overdose of pills to end his life in response to the bullying he’s suffered at school.

All three videos will be screened Monday, April 12, at 10:15 p.m. at theAngelika Film Center Dallas (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane) as part of the college showcase. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online at the film festival Web site or at the venue the day of the event.