Year-End Screeners


Year-End Screeners


Every academic year, the Film Program at the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design produces over 100 student films. This multi-day event is held to provide an advance screening of our student work before they are sent out to compete at festivals and exhibit in showcases all over the world.

Directing 1 Screener – 7pm, Thursday, May 3rd

An advanced screening of recently completed first-year Film, BFA short film projects and workshops. These films are typically 3 minutes in duration or less.

Directing 3 Screener – 7pm, Friday, May 4th

An advanced screening of recently completed second-year Film, BFA short film projects and workshops. These films are typically 7 minutes in duration or less.

Capstone Screener – 7pm, Saturday, May 5th

An advanced screening of our senior Film, BFA student’s final thesis short film projects. These films are typically 10 minutes in duration or less.

Experimental Cinema / Documentary Workshop Screener – 2pm, Sunday, May 6th

An advanced screening of experimental and documentary short film projects made by Film, BA; Film, BFA; and students of other disciplines.

Doors open 30 minutes before for each event.

How To Participate

All students are strongly encouraged to attend these exhibitions in support of their fellow classmates (nothing beats a packed house during a communal screening).

Student films are produced as assigned projects in their corresponding class. A committee of students from each class, chosen by faculty, assemble a playlist for each exhibition event as well as design a program. Capstone students are charged with  designing a Year-End Screener event poster/banner. All of this content is turned in near the end of the Spring semester to Film Operations who handles the logistics of the actual event.

Screener Delivery Due Dates & Guidelines:

Attention all students exhibiting in the Year-End Screeners:

  • Make sure you are using the most current Screener Delivery outlines and instructional videos for both Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere CS6/CC (there are separate outlines and videos for each NLE). If you have any questions that this instructional material can not answer please come by the Film Equipment Room and ask someone in Film Operations for assistance.
  • All Digital Master Files are due to Film Operations by 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 (aka Study Day). This includes each individual student’s Digital Master File and any BTS photos you wish to donate to our archive. No exceptions unless pre-approved by the Operations Manager and overseeing faculty before the due date.
  • Deliver your DMF, in accordance to the specifications in the Screener Delivery Outline, onto the Delivery Dropbox Hard Drive attached to Film Operations Desk’s iMac, located in the Film Equipment Room | NSC-157.

Attention all Screener Committee members:

  • Deliverables for each screener/exhibition event night are due to Film Operations by 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. This includes each event night’s playlist and digital files to create printed event programs. 
  • The Year-End Screener promotional banner and poster files are to made by the Capstone class and are due to Film Operations by 5:00pm, Monday, March 26th, 2018. 
    • Mylar Banner File Delivery Specs: PSD & PDF – 90″ x 120″ 150dpi, CMYK
    • One Sheet Poster File Delivery Specs: PSD & PDF – 27″ x 40″ 300dpi, CMYK
  • Program specific media (aka intros, outros, and bumpers) are due the same day as the Digital Master Files (above). Only the Capstone Screener is allowed to feature personalized bumpers between each film. Program media should be created using the same standards used to create a DMF, as laid out in the Screener Delivery Outline.
  • Each screening/exhibition event has its own printed program featuring the content of the night. Files for printed programs are due Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.
    • Printed Program File Delivery Specs: PSD & PDF – Either 8-1/2″ x 11″ full page, double sided in color or 8-1/2″ x 11″ bi-folded, double sided in color – 300dpi, CMYK. No trifold programs will be accepted.
  • Make sure to organize a minimum of four volunteers for both setup and wrap of your class’s event night. Setup begins at 3:00pm, meet at Film Equipment Room. Wrap begins 20 minutes after the final film plays.
  • Contact the Operations Manager, Jon Bowen, for any further clarification of responsibilities.


The 2017-2018 Year-End Screeners event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 6th 2018 in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium, Room 132.