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I Dream in Widescreen 2021


The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television presents the 16th edition of I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN (IDIWS), 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 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

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