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2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc

Posted: 3/8/2019

International, Independent, Short Film Festival
Films and Schedule Announced

ROCK HILL, SC - Take a trip around the world without leaving your seat! Over four days in March, the Underexposed Film Festival yc showcases the best in Independent filmmaking from around the world. In its eighth year, the UFFyc screens films that are as diverse in storytelling as they are in origin. Running March 27 – 30, 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc, presented by Morton & Gettys, welcomes filmmakers and movie lovers to Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center and Plowden Auditorium at Withers Building on the campus of Winthrop University in Old Town Rock Hill, SC.

Established in 2012, the Underexposed Film Festival yc focuses on strength in storytelling, screening films that break down the fourth wall and envelop the audience in the story. Filmmakers often share their experiences during question and answer sessions that follow the screenings, giving festivalgoers a glimpse into their vision and process.

Hollywood may have tried to turn its back on short film projects at the Oscars this year, but the stars have doubled down on their commitment to this art form. The 2019 UFFyc features projects with notable artists including: Nick Cave (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5), Adria Tennor (Mad Men, Bad Moms, The Mindy Project), Olivia Washington (Mr. Robot, Madoff, The Butler), Jessica Paré (SEAL Team, Mad Men, Hot Tub Time Machine), JJ Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Shogun’s Samurai, The Street Fighter), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Drunk History), and Tom Cullen (Orphan Black, Knightfall, Downton Abbey). In addition to the deep Hollywood involvement outside the studio system in this year’s festival, the UFFyc is thrilled to be able to announce that for the first time, half of the films screening over the 4-days were directed by women – a great achievement, especially in a time when less than 7.5% of films made by the major motion picture studios are helmed by women.

2019 UFFyc screening times and event locations:
Winthrop University | Plowden Auditorium at the Withers Building
611 Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Block A | Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 7 - 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block A.

Winthrop University | Dina’s Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
2020 Alumni Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Block B | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 7 - 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block B.
Block C | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 3 - 5 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block C.
Block D | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 7 - 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block D.
Block E | Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 2 - 4 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block E.
Block F + Awards Ceremony | Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 7 – 9:30 PM

Winthrop University | Johnson Hall Actors’ Studio
1920 Alumni Drive | Room 103 | Rock Hill, SC 29733
Masterclass with Rob Adler | Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Wrap Party | Location to be announced.
Saturday, March 30, 2018 | 9:30 – 12 AM

Awards will be announced immediately following Block F on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The 2019 awards include: Grand Jury Award; Best Animated Film; Best Documentary Film; Best Experimental Film; Best Narrative Film; Woman to Watch; Cinema Carolina; Best Student Film | Collegiate; Best Student Film | High School; and the Terry Roueche Audience Choice Award. 2019 awards partners include: Cinematiq, Final Draft, Samsung, and Toon Boom.


The Underexposed Film Festival yc is presented by Morton & Gettys, and is made possible by partnerships with Carolina Fresh Farms; Cinematiq; Karen Collins, Dr. Susan Collins; Concerts at the Courtroom; Final Draft; Founders Federal Credit Union; Hilton Garden Inn; Lightworks; Melton Insurance; Old Town Association; Teresa & David Rector; Samsung; Sharp Business Systems; Toon Boom; Winthrop University; Wells Fargo; The White Horse Restaurant; Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts; WRHI AM/FM, Interstate 107, and 104.1 The Bridge.

The 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc is a part of the 2019 South Carolina Humanities Festival. Visit York County has partnered with South Carolina Humanities to host the 2019 SC Humanities Festival in York County for the first time.

The Arts Council of York County is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at, or visit our webpage at

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