2016 Advanced Film Screening | Department of Media Arts
May 4, 2016

2016 Advanced Film Screening

DENTON, Texas (UNT) The University of North Texas Department of Media Arts' 2016 Advanced Film Screening will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Nine Media Arts students' films will be screened in the University Union Lyceum, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton.

"This screening is a culmination and celebration of our most advanced production students' work," said Jason Balas, associate professor of filmmaking, cinematography, narrative and screenwriting. "Many are graduating and this screening is validation that they have the talent and skills to now step out into the world and pursue their dreams of making movies."

This year's films include:

  • Has Been, a comedy by Keller Fornes.
    A young football star threatens the legacy of an aging former high school quarterback.
  • Betty, a dark comedy by Rudy Cervantez.
    A woman bullied by a clique of bake sale mean girls takes action.
  • The Fall, a psychological drama by Taylor Cullinane.
    A man's reality is tested as he tries to hold onto his sanity and the love of his life.
  • What The Lake Held, a psychological thriller by Shaffiat Folahan.
    For a married couple, a lake holds a mystery that threatens to tear them apart.
  • The Gallows, a drama by Erik Olson.
    Post-college is a scary time as the real world looms for a woman leaving her friends.
  • Fool's Gold, a comedy by Deborah Valcin.
    The gift of a rare artifact changes a woman's life in bizarre and unexpected ways.
  • Ripple, a drama by Peyton Reed.
    A mysterious woman enters a young couple's life.
  • Smile, a slasher film by Chelsea Robinson.
    A childhood doll can steal your heart, but it doesn't have to give it back.