iNDustry Alliance Festival to bring alumni filmmakers back to campus

Author: Michael Lucien

"The Man Who Would Be Polka King"

Four University of Notre Dame alumni working in the film industry will return to campus to screen and discuss their work at the annual iNDustry Alliance Alumni Documentary Film Festival, to be held Oct. 1 to 3 (Thursday to Saturday) in the Browning Cinema of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Featured presenters are John Mikulak, a 1990 graduate and the director of “The Man Who Would Be Polka King;” Greg Kohs, a 1988 graduate and the director of “Song Sung Blue;” Jake Rademacher, a 1997 graduate and the director of “Brothers at War;” and Scott Mitsui, a 1992 graduate and the producer and cinematographer of “Jam.” The filmmakers will participate in question and answer sessions after each screening and Mitsui will present a talk on Oct. 2 titled “Making the Perfect Trailer: A Behind the Scenes Look at Movie Marketing.”

The festival is part of the iNDustry Alliance Alumni Filmmaker Series, sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the performing arts center, and Alumni Association. The series brings alumni directors, producers, screenwriters and actors back to campus to screen their recent feature films and documentaries.

Screenings are free, but tickets are required. The festival schedule and ticket information are available on the Web at or by visiting or calling the performing arts center box office at 574-631-2800.

Contact: Ted Mandell, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre,