The University of Arizona’s I Dream in Widescreen Boasts Big Wins for its Film & Television Program


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Tucson, AZ – August 25, 2013

I Dream in Widescreen: BFA Thesis Films from The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, produced several, award-winning graduates in 2013. The FotoKem New Filmmaker Award, the grand prize of $5,000 in film services from Los Angeles-based postproduction facility, FotoKem, went to BFA 2013 Film & TV graduate, Jackie Hutchinson, for Unlovable, a short film she wrote, directed and describes as Sesame Street meets Trainspotting.

Presented by Production Designer and Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence for the American Film Institute Conservatory, Joe Garrity (Family Tree, Best in Show, Sunshine Cleaning, etc.), the Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Production Design went to BFA 2013 Film & TV graduates, Alex B. Preston, Production Designer; H. Shane Gunther, Art Director; and Alex Italics, Director, for their work on the stylistic, 1950’s short film, Sheltered Love. The award of $500 goes to support Sheltered Love’s film festival and promotion efforts.

The Entertainment Partners Award for Excellence in Producing went to Sheltered Love, directed and produced by Alex Italics and produced by Stephen Purcell, and also went to Grey State, directed by Brad Wong, produced by Victoria Tulk. Both producers received a copy of EP’s Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software.

BFA 2012 Film/TV alum, Brody Anderson, received a special citation for his cinematography on Sheltered Love.

The jurors who chose the award-winning works among the 2013 thesis films from The University of Arizona’s graduating Film/TV class were: Claudette Godfrey, the Short Film Programmer for the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas; Brenda Lhormer, Director, Napa Valley Film Festival; and Kathleen McInnis, Film Curator and Director of Industry Programming for the Palm Springs ShortsFest.