2/16-2/17 DePaul Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival


Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the work of innovative student filmmakers from around the world. We are a front row seat to the world’s stories. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion by showcasing the work of emerging young voices and unique ways of storytelling. DePaul University students actively participate in organizing the festival, selecting the films, and hosting the event.

This event is co-sponsored by DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry.

Announcing the 2018 selected films
In our first year, 2018, we received over 75 wonderful short films from 15 countries on 5 continents. We are very grateful to all of the talented filmmakers who submitted films. From those submissions, we are pleased to announce the following selections for inclusion in our program.

Detailed program information can be found on the Festival website.

Red Line Lounge, dir. by Jens Erikson. USA
Townies, dir. by Sara E. Payne. USA
Maltemi, dir. by Zeta Spyraki. UK/Greece
Hi8, dir. by John Shaw. USA
The Shuttle, dir. by Lu Han. USA
Expiration Date, dir. by Shwenn Shun-ya Chang. USA
Arachnophobia, dir. by Kirstin Reppas. Switzerland
Rosebud Line, dir. by Meg Vatterott. USA
Orgasm, dir. by Hector Matos. Dominican Republic
Phoolpakhru, dir. by Whistling Woods. India
Wo Kshanik Antaraal (That Transient Interval), dir. by Whistling Woods. India
Alaksha, dir. by Whistling Woods. India
Sprawl, dir. by Blair Wright. USA
Isolate, dir. by Othello Noqueira. Brazil
Hubo un lugar (There Was a Place), dir. by Irene Garcés. Spain

Venue Information
Depaul CDM Theater
247 S. State St
Chicago, IL 60604