Film Festival Opening Night
The UCLA Film Festival kicked off with Opening Night, a highly anticipated event that featured selected student films, both graduate and undergraduate, animation and live-action. Each film was screened and voted on by a panel of student peers. The resulting lineup represented some of the most original and thought provoking work the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has to offer.
The event included an awards ceremony where Alumnus of the Year Julie Dash was honored for her contribution to cinema and for embodying the creative spirit to which our students aspire.
The Opening Night awards and screenings was immediately followed by an outdoor gala celebrating the launch of the 2012
Opening Night films
Alethea Avramis | The Foreigner
Meryl O'Connor | The Ballad of Finn + Yeti
Heng Zhang | Be Quiet
Manaal Khan | Through The Red Doors
Jules Nurrish | Kiss Me
Joel Vazquez Cárdenas | Persistence
Priya Rose Lorenz | Thursday Dinners
Dana Turken | Arthur and the Bunnies
Bill Barker | Waltham Vanguard