I Dream in Widescreen | In-person May 8 + Online May 8-22

When: May 08, 2021 7:30pm to May 22, 2021 11:59pm
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The University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film & Television presents the 16th edition of I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN, the annual showcase of undergraduate thesis films celebrating a wide range of new filmmaking voices graduating from the school's nationally ranked Film & Television program. The hybrid event will premiere concurrently in person and online: the in-person event will take place on Saturday, May 8, and IDIWS will stream online for a global audience from May 8-22. Both the in-person screening and the online streaming options are FREE to attend and watch.

The in-person edition of the School of Theatre, Film & Television's marquee annual event will take place at the Cactus Drive-In Cinema on Saturday, May 8 – located at 6201 S Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756. Tucson's Loft Cinema Program Director Jeff Yanc will host. From May 8-22, the films will also be available to stream online at loftcinema.org via a partnership between the School and the renowned arthouse cinema. Films will compete for prizes awarded by this year’s Jury: Mike Plante (’94), Senior Programmer for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival, Nicholas Snell ('14), screenwriter and A/V coordinator for Lucasfilm, and film critic and journalist Katie Walsh (Los Angeles Times, IndieWire, Vanity Fair).

The IDIWS2021 line-up, including fourteen films and one series pitch, is as follows:

Saturday, May 8, starting at 7:30pm MST

ACCEPTANCE – Filmmaker: Elsa Ryder

CRUSHING DANDELIONS – Filmmaker: Hannah Lee

DROPOUTS: AN OVERCAST DOCUMENTARY – Filmmakers: Tyler McEvilly + Hasan Taleb

EN LA CUNA DE MI MADRE – Filmmaker: Pablo Perez

FALLACY – Filmmaker: Atlas Woods-Smith

GHOSTS(?) – Filmmaker: Antonia Maher

IN LOVING MEMORY – Filmmaker: Kirstyn Kubicki

LUCID DREAMERS – Filmmaker: Matthew Potwardowski

MIDNIGHT SNACK – Filmmaker: Marin Stewart

ONE-WAY MIRROR – Filmmaker: Mackenzie Giguere

SCRIPTURE AND SCHOLARSHIP – Filmmaker: Stephen Morand

TEBANASU – Filmmaker: Atreyu Hasenstab

THE LAST AXIOM (SERIES PITCH) – Writer: Zelio Pereira

TREASURES BENEATH MY TREE – Filmmaker: Alexandra Cerna

WHERE THE ROTTING LEMONS FALL – Filmmaker: Brandi Burleson

Awards Ceremony
Hosted by: Jeff Yanc

Audience: All



United States

Contact info & links


Jordan Lorsung School of Theatre, Film & Television

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Jordan Lorsung