Year-End Screeners


Year-End Screeners


Our end of the year, multi-day screening event! Every academic year, the Film Program at the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design produces over 100 student films. Our annual exhibition events provide advance screenings of our student work before they are sent out to compete at festivals and showcases all over the world.

Directing 1 Screener

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 (CANCELED)

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

Capstone Screener

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

Documentary Workshop Screener (CANCELED)

An advanced screening of nonfiction short films produced by an eclectic mix of degree majors and minors. These films are typically 5 to 10 minutes in duration (varies year to year).

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).

These 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. All of this content is turned in at the end of the Spring semester to Film Operations who handles the logistics of the actual exhibition.

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 25th, 2017 (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:

  • All Program materials for each screener night are due to Film Operations by 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. This includes each screener’s playlist and digital files to create printed event programs. 
  • The Year-End Screener event poster is due to Film Operations by 5:00pm, Monday, March 27th, 2017.
  • Program 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.
  • Please make sure that the printed event programs are delivered either in PDF and PSD file formats. They must be CYMK, 300 dpi and can either be 8-1/2″ x 11″ full page, double sided color or 8-1/2″ x 11″ bi-folded, double sided color. The event poster requires the same color, resolution, and file specs, but should be made at 24″x36″.
  • 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 2016-2017 Year-End Screeners event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 4th – Sunday, May 7th 2017 in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium, Room 132.