The 30th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

January 25-27, 2019
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, January 25 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Sunday, January 27 at 3:00pm and 7:00 pm*
*Audience Choice Award presented after the 7:00 screening on Sunday, January 27

Running Time: Approximately 120 min.
Some films contain mature content.

Featured Films


Saskia Hennecke, Grace Tourville

Making the transition to college might be a challenge, but transitioning in college is definitely daunting. (11:30)

NYC Short Documentary Film Festival– Best Director Award
Oregon Documentary Film Festival– Best Picture Nominee
 Equinox Women’s Film Festival (Alaska)
2019 Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival
2019 Ivy Film Festival
2019 Harvard College Film Festival
2019 Georgia Documentary Film Festival
2019 Global Impact Film Festival
2019 Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival


Beatty Smith, Grace Tourville
Stranded on a country road? Welcome to the farmhouse over yonder. (9:53)


John McDonough, David Troyer
A hypnotic journey into a memory lost . (9:50)

Shelter Me

Zach Lawson
The only hope for a million stray cats and dogs in Texas may be one woman…and her camera. (19:37)

WINNER: 2019 ND Student Film Festival Audience Choice Award
: 2019 Gold Remi Award WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
WINNER2019 Arizona International Film Festival Best Short Documentary
WINNER2019 USA Film Festival International Short Film Competition- Jury Award
WINNER: 2019 Atlanta ShortsFest Film Festival- Best Documentary Short
2019 Spotlight Film Awards
– Best Short Documentary of the Year Nominee (Atlanta)

View Shelter Me

Thou Shall Not Steal

Naj Harrabi, Hap Burke
Some home security systems are better than others. (7:34)


Gretchen Hopkirk, Kelli Smith
It’s a tall task on election day at the Office of Voter Registration. (9:37)


Zach Huffer, Joey Warner
A scientist searches for the solution to save her town frozen in time. (7:00)

Mama Yen

Jiale Hu
Thousands of miles from home, international students find a surrogate mother in a dining hall worker from Vietnam. (11:15)

2019 Boston Asian American Film Festival
2019 Yonkers Film Festival


Alex Mansour, Kenny Xu
A symphony of brush strokes tells the tale of a boy lost in the canvas. (8:35)

Off Track, On Track

Jarissa Sabal, Brian Raab
A retired thoroughbred horse in the Bluegrass state still has a life to live. (9:50)  


Jarissa Sabal, Brian Raab
An Uber-screwball comedy. (7:17)