Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Call for Entries Now Open!

Our 2014 Call for Entries is NOW OPEN! Tell every high school and middle school filmmaker you know!

Grand Prize - a FULL TUITION scholarship to the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology.

Our categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fan Films, Science & Technology, Animation, Visual Effects, Innovator (for non-students) and Students & Alumni (for UAT folks not eligible for the Grand Prize).

Deadlines will be May 15 (Earlybird), July 15 (Regular), September 15 (Late), and October 3 (Extended).

The festival runs in November (actual date TBD) on the UAT campus in Tempe, Arizona, as well as streaming online.

Submit today! We've switched from Withoutabox to the new film festival submission site Film Freeway!

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/UATDigitalVideoFestival

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 Award Winner: "Rain Dog" by Jordan Wippell

At this year's UAT Digital Video Festival, one film ran away with the Audience Award as well as will the esteem of the judges to win the Grand Prize - and that film is Jordan Wippell's exquisite black and white homage to Martin Scorsese and Jim Jarmusch, "Rain Dog."


Congratulations, Jordan! We look forward to you joining the UAT Digital Video Program!



Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 Official Selections!


Our judges have spoken, and here is the final roster of films for our 2013 Festival! The Festival is this Thursday night, November 7th, at 6pm. It will be held in the Theatre at University of Advancing Technology, 2625 W. Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283 - and will be livestreamed via the web. Check back here for the link!

Animation


How Winnie got her False Teeth 
Directed by: Nat Urwin
A true account of how Winnie lost her teeth as a teenager because of WW2

The Ninety Nines 
Directed by: Howard Cook
Amelia Earhart didn't die. Now she fights as a member of a super secret elite team of women, the 99's. Part of the Scientific Strategic Reserve and equipped with Tesla technology, the 99's are hell-bent on stopping Hitler and his evil science from dominating the free world.

Silent Voices 
Directed by: David O'Brien
'Silent Voices' is the story of a young man, whose idle lounging and apathetic attitude could cost him the right to speak up. His procrastination is met head on when what once seem distant and irreverent to him, suddenly becomes a reality. This animated film mashes up digital and natural worlds in a manage of conflicting environments. Will this man find his voice, before its too late?

Skinny 
Directed by: Sarah Miskoff
Wanda can't stand the flab on her body and discovers a pamphlet for liposuction. On her way to the clinic, she bumps into a rather well dressed and well rounded lady, losing the pamphlet in the process. What Wanda stumbles upon when she chases after the slip of paper is more than she expected.



Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Second Mission 
Directed by: Kyle and Carlos Plummer
When three young astronauts journey to the planet Caryle, a strange message changes their fates. A decision will be reached, a sacrifice will be made, and their lives will change...forever.

Earthshine 
Directed by: Manu Prasad Gopinath
A homesick astronaut encounters an unusual and mysterious staircase on the Martian landscape.




Visual Effects


RAIN DOG 
Directed by: Jordan Wippell
The neo-noir story of a man seeking redemption for a violent crime. Made by 18 year old student film maker Jordan Wippell, this black and white film can be seen as highly influenced by directors such as Martin Scorsese and Jim Jarmusch.

Infiltration - GinoTC's House 
Directed by: Paul Lopez
A covert mission of two soldiers given the order to capture a certain man and a bag that contains classified information and consumables. As the soldiers begin with stealth, they soon decide to open fire and enter the house by force.


Innovators


LA VIE EN ROSE 
Directed by: Santiago Echeverry
The conservatives and extreme right are obsessed with same sex relationships. Whatever we do in private is what authorizes them to attack us as individuals, both verbally and physically, discriminate legally and impose taxes us, turning the LGBTI community into the modern pariahs. This video explores how our intimacy is interpreted by scared outsiders, exploring the beauty of three dimensional pixelation. This piece was created as a frame by frame animation, using the individual images produced by Processing 2.0 and the Kinect sensor, experimenting with performative, visual and sexually implied topics.



UAT Students and Alumni


A Purrfect Pair 
Directed by: Gwyneth Christoffel
A dog and a cat spy each other at the veterinarian's office and instantly fall in love. After being dragged away from each other by their owners, they dream of what their life together would be like.

Apart from Your World
Directed by: Neil Sparks
An ode to all things geeky.

Detached
Directed by: Jamil Abubakar
A couple faces the ultimate challenge - moving on.

Don't Shoot the Messenger
Directed by: Caleb Evans
Two spies - one a polished professional, one an arch doofus - are sent on what should have been a simple mission.

Tick
Directed by: Jacob Glass
A developmentally-challenged young man awaits the return of his older brother, a Marine serving in the Middle East.


Fall 2013 Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge Award Winners

Bloodline
Directed by: Adam Benavides
A young man must take up his family's calling on his 18th birthday.

Slash: The Film
Directed by: Will Wesley
A team of student filmmakers attempts to make a horror film, but is thwarted from within.

YOLO
Directed by Chris Cline and Sam Erdmann
With just one hour to live, a college student must come to terms with life... and with death, in the form of a very real Grim Reaper.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Regular Deadline July 15

Our REGULAR DEADLINE is July 15th! Tell every high school and middle school filmmaker you know!

Grand Prize - a FULL TUITION scholarship to the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology.

Our categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fan Films, Science & Technology, Animation, Visual Effects, Innovator (for non-students) and Students & Alumni (for UAT folks not eligible for the Grand Prize).

Future deadlines will be September 16 (Late), and October 1 (Extended).

The festival runs October 30th, 2013 on the UAT campus in Tempe, Arizona, as well as streaming online.

Submit today!

https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=10097

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Profile of 2012 Winner Gwyneth Christoffel

The Grand Prize winner of last year's UAT Digital Video Festival, Gwyneth Christoffel, was profiled recently by Canada's Chronicle Herald for her winning film "Recipe for Love" as well as her recent follow up "A Purrfect Pair."

Check it out here!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 Call for Entries Now Open!

Our 2013 Call for Entries is NOW OPEN! Tell every high school and middle school filmmaker you know!

Grand Prize - a FULL TUITION scholarship to the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology.

Our categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fan Films, Science & Technology, Animation, Visual Effects, Innovator (for non-students) and Students & Alumni (for UAT folks not eligible for the Grand Prize).

Deadlines will be May 15 (Earlybird), July 15 (Regular), September 16 (Late), and October 1 (Extended).

The festival runs October 30th, 2013 on the UAT campus in Tempe, Arizona, as well as streaming online.

Submit today!

https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=10097

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 Awards Announced!


The University of Advancing Technology is proud to congratulate filmmaker Gwyneth Christoffel and her film "Recipe for Love" as the inaugural winner of the Grand Prize at the UAT Digital Video Festival! The Grand Prize comes with a full tuition scholarship to study at the award-winning Digital Video Program at  UAT, and we look forward to having this talented young filmmaker join us when she completes high school!

Furthemore, Gwyneth's film "Recipe for Love" also won the Audience Award, which was decided by a poll of both our in-theatre and online audiences. "Recipe for Love" was the clear favorite among our viewers! The Audience Award comes with a custom-designed trophy which itself was the result of a student contest. 3D Modeling students at the University of Advancing Technology competed for a $1,000 scholarship prize and the bragging rights to having designed the DV Festival's inaugural trophy. Student Mario Castaneda won the design competition for this entry, a sleek, sci-fi inspired icon that sums up both the film roots of the DV Program and its technology-infused future. The trophy will be printed using UAT's 3D rapid protoyper, and painted with a metallic finish by our resident prop-making expert Professor Paul DeNigris. This will be a truly one-of-a-kind piece!