September 20, 2021

Get ready for F&MAD Film Festival 2021!

F21 FandMAD Insta squareB2On Saturday, October 2, the Department of Film & Media Arts will present the 11th annual F&MAD Film Festival, a public screening of student works from undergraduate and graduate film students at the U. This year, the festival will be held as a drive-in movie event. The show will begin at 7pm, and will take place on Lot 24, between the Lassonde Institute and McCluskey Track & Field. 

For student film makers, F&MAD Fest is an opportunity to show off their hard work among a community of film-lovers, and to compete for the title of “Best of Fest.” The audience awards voting is one of the most exciting aspects of the festival and allows the crowd to vote for their favorite film of the evening. This year, we are also excited to include submissions from students on the University of Utah Asia campus is Incheon, South Korea. 

This year we have seven incredible films in the lineup: 

Here LiesHere Lies

Director: Parker Rawlins | 7:00
When humanity leaves Earth, a man stays behind to face his grief alone.



Director: Jackson Rees | 7:50
A Man sits confined in a dark concrete room, endlessly sealing mysterious letters. When he sees his chance for escape, he must seize the opportunity or be condemned to to a life of Hell.







Good MorningGood Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening,

Director: Andrew Bramble | 7:33
Ray is an exceptionally happy man who greets his day with loads of eagerness and enthusiasm. His delightful demeanor allows him to spread joy and a bit of magic to whoever crosses his path, whether it be fellow visitors to the park, his farcically attentive students, or beloved friends at a dinner party. No matter his audience, Ray is equally joyful in his private and public moments during this "perfectly happy" day.






Director: Beth Kearsley | 12:15
Micha Osuchowski is a young woman living in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2018, she quit her job to pursue thrifting and reselling clothing online from the late 1990s and early 2000s. She quickly rose to be one of the top sellers on Depop, with over 25,000 followers and 1,800 items sold. With her newfound freedom afforded to her by self-employment, Micha and her tight group of friends dedicate their spare time to learning to skateboard. Skate culture was something that Micha always dreamed of taking part in but felt intimidated by the history of sexism. This short portrait documentary follows the person behind the profile and all of the ups and downs that arise when forging one’s own path. Faced with body image issues, controversies around earnings, gender disparity, and self-doubt, Micha persists, motivated by her infatuation and nostalgia for the aesthetics of y2k and passion for self-expression.




The Pain KillerThe Pain Killer

Director: Minjae Kim | 9:12
A journey of depressed protagonist to kill her inner pain. In the samsara of her emotions, just like the cycle of water(tide), the protagonist's journey of life enduring endless suicides of her inner self is praiseworthy.







Sock it to emSock It To Em

Director: Duke Ross | 5:09
When a young woman is threatened by a gang of sock puppets, she must stand her ground or die.



Director: Sujin Jim | 15:00
A mission-assigned sardine comes to Korea and realizes the desire to be a human being. The sardine begins to agonize between his sense of duty and desire.
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