March 17, 2018

Professor DeNigris Selects Short Film Lineup at Herberger Theater’s Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

This year, Professor Paul DeNigris has been asked by the Herberger Theater to program a series of short films for their annual Festival of the Arts on November 7, in downtown Phoenix.

As a past participant in the Festival, Professor DeNigris has shown some of his films, but this is the first time they have asked him to run the show. So he has stacked the deck with lots of UAT films as you can see here:

He is happy to have the opportunity to put many of UAT’s talented student filmmakers on display at an amazing local theater. If you are a connoisseur of independent short films, you won’t want to miss this event!

Professor Paul DeNigris

Professor Paul DeNigris

There are also a couple of non-UAT filmmakers in the mix like Nathan Blackwell and Miguel Gonzalez, but the rest are UAT students or alumni. Here’s the lineup for UAT student and alumni films, as selected by Professor DeNigris.


12:15-12:45pm – “Ouroboros” by Alexander Broderick
12:45-1:15pm – “The Composer” and “The Last Leaf” “Snowy Satisfaction” by Gwyneth Christoffel
1:30-2:00pm – “Rain Dog” “Up Route” and “Meat” by Jordan Wippell
2:00-2:30pm – “Voyage Trekkers” web series by Nathan Blackwell, Squishy Studios (non-UAT filmmaker)
2:45-3:15pm – “Torn” “Strong” by Miguel Gonzalez (non-UAT filmmaker)
3:15-3:45pm – Horror Block: “SCP: Secure Contain Protect” and “Buddy System” by Nick Francia and Paul DeNigris, University of Advancing Technology
4:00-4:30pm – UAT Digital Video 48-Hour Film Challenge Showcase by Gwyneth Christoffel, Darien Marion and Jordan Wippell
4:30-5:00pm – “Poison Wind” by Jenny Pond

Professor DeNigris will be MCing the event and many of the students and alumni will be present to talk about their movies. Look for Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott who will be talking up their current work in progress, Help Falls.

Help Falls

Help Falls, an interactive horror experience

The sixth annual Festival of the Arts celebrates the arts with performances, dance, food, visual art, live music, children’s activities, film shorts, pet adoptions and more! Admission is $5 or FREE for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater’s youth outreach programs. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate the day of the festival.

Celebrating the Arts in our Community!

Who: Professor Paul DeNirgis along with UAT Digital Video students and alumni

What: Herberger Theater’s 6th Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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