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North Texas Universities Film Festival, an annual exhibition of the best of SMU, UTA and UNT Feb. 26th at 7:30 pm at the Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley

FREE but please RSVP

Dallas’ incentive program is paying off: Episodes from 25 scripted TV shows and more than 120 commercials for brands as big as Toyota, Hasbro, and Adidas, were shot in 2017 alone.

The city has worked to rig its surroundings with more offerings than just open space for filming. Young Dallasites and transplants to the city can learn film craft at Southern Methodist University or The University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of North Texas. These schools offer a variety of film and film-related bachelor’s and master’s programs, including Interactive Media, Film Studies, Video Game Development, and even a doctorate in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.

Films in 2020 include

UTA Minato 9:36 Michael Rublein Advanced film video SMU Singles Sleep (7:30), dir. Erica Smoot (Senior, SMU Biological Sciences) UNT No Face Benny by Ciara Boniface. 12 mins SMU Half-Empty Half Full (1:42), dir. Pavithra Saravanan (First-year, SMU Film and Media Arts) UTA You(th) 2:45 Dylan Olmstead Commercial class SMU Hope in Hugs dir. Brianna Flores (First-year, SMU Film and Media Arts) UTA Glory 4:05 Emma  Breslauer MFA Grad student SMU The Seasons Soup 4:00 min dir. Ethan Gueck (First-year, SMU Film and Media Arts) SMU

Ashes to Ashes  6:30 min Matthew Hoenig (Junior, SMU Film and Media Arts)

SMU Felicidade (2:38), dir. Everton Melo (Senior, SMU Film and Media Arts) UNT Melody by Sarah Brill. 12 mins SMU Blackout 4:00, dir. Brittney Hutchison (First-year, SMU Film and Media Arts) UTA Bliss  14:10 Sam  Rankin Advanced film video