UC Santa Barbara's 22nd Annual Reel Loud Film Festival

Now in its 22nd year at UCSB, Reel Loud is a student run festival dedicated to harkening back to the beginnings of cinema.

When: Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $10

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening


Every spring silent films produced by the students are showcased with live acts—varying from orchestras, bands, spoken word and the like—for the community. This year, Reel Loud is transitioning from 21 years of 16mm to the digital format. While we will miss the aesthetic, this change creates more opportunity for aspiring filmmakers with digital’s higher accessibility and fewer costs. As a result, Reel Loud is expecting an enormous turnout of film submissions as well as festival attendees come Memorial Day weekend.

On Friday May 24th, student, faculty, and members of the community are invited to UCSB's Campbell Hall for the annual festival. This year's theme is Alfred Hitchcock and a number of displays, art, and live performances will be presented. The art show begins at 6:30, doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8pm. Event usually lasts a little over 2 hours.

Presale tickets can be purchased by the Reel Loud Committee members for $10 or for $12 at the door.

Event details can be found at:

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Phone: 916-670-0125

Event posted April 23, 2013
Last updated April 23, 2013


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Reel Loud is an amazing event in which I am proud to have participated in during my time at UCSB.
Here is my entry in 1997 Reel Loud Film Festival, as well as my first film. The original soundtrack was live; the film was digitally finished with a new soundtrack in 2004. It won an award for "Most Entertaining Film" of the Fest.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 24, 2013 at 1:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Reel Loud...Lou Reed...

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 24, 2013 at 2:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lou Reed would feel right at home Bill! Metal Machine Music!

For a taste of Reel Loud 2007, writer-director Sara Iyer's serves up "Love Muffin", don't laugh with your mouth full!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 24, 2013 at 11:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

For last years Reel Loud Film fest, filmmaker Hillary Campbell went in search of something fake and found instead...

"This is Not the End"

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 24, 2013 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

From Reel Loud 1998, a short little confection of America by myself, Virginia Williams, Jesse Phelps and Aubrey Anable, music by Justin Silverman.

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Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 24, 2013 at 12:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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