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Future Film and Media Arts student named semifinalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

LucasWozniak Lucas Wozniak, an entering Temple’s student in the Film and Media Arts Department, has been named one of 565 semifinalists, and one of only 17 in Pennsylvania, in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,300 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
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Temple Shorts by Alum Eddie Moses at International House Philadelphia

Three films by Temple University alumnus Eddie Moses (MFA 1977) will be screened on Wednesday, May 20 at International House Philadelphia. The screening will be hosted by Leonard Guercio, manager of Temple University’s Film Lab, who selected the films from the extensive Temple University’s Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts (TFMA) Film Archive.
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FMA faculty featured at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

Temple University Professors Dr. Nora Alter, Dr. Chris Cagle and Dr. Franklin Cason presented papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), in March in Montreal, Canada. SCMS is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.
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Professor Peter d’Agostino presents video installation and paper at the 2015 Balance-Unbalance International Conference

3 pdA DesertsPeter d’Agostino, Professor of Film and Media Arts, Temple University, will present a preview his new video installation, World-Wide-Walks / between earth, sky & water/DESERTS at the Balance-Unbalance 2015 International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 22 – 29.  The theme of the conference is Water, Climate, Place: Re-Imagining Environments and it is aimed to provoke discussion and reflection on how the climate is changing and what our future might hold. 
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2015 Diamond Screen Film Festival

The 17th Annual Diamond Screen Film Festival took place at the Temple Performing Arts Center on April 27th and 28th, 2015.The Diamond Screen Film Festival showcases some of the best work by emerging filmmakers in Temple University’s Film and Media Arts (FMA) program in the documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, and screenplay categories.
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New Undergraduate FMA Curriculum now offers BA and BFA degrees

2012_05_04 SCT Camera Olympics and Video InstallationThe Department of Film and Media Arts (FMA) is expanding its undergraduate program to offer a new Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in addition to a more focused Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The new BFA will offer concentrations in Directing, Media Arts and Screenwriting for intensive arts education.
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Employment Opportunities

NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY – Fall 2015 Assistant Professor – Screenwriting Assistant Professor – Post-Production   Assistant Professor: Screenwriting (Download the description here) POSITION: Full-time (non-tenure track) appointment in Film and Media Arts RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts.
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Emerging Documentary Practices Symposium and Exhibition– Call for papers, proposals and creative work

An interdisciplinary one-day symposium and exhibition about how emerging technologies are transforming nonfiction image-making practices in cinema, art and ethnography will be held at Temple University, Friday April 3, 2015. Deadline For Proposals: (EXTENDED DEADLINE) January 17, 2015. The Department of Film and Media Arts (FMA) at Temple University is delighted to host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on Emerging Documentary Practices.
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MFA Candidate Israel Vasquez Selected as Sundance | Knight Fellow

Temple University MFA candidate Israel Vasquez has been named a 2015 Sundance | Knight Fellow; this prestigious fellowship, offered by Sundance Institute in partnership with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, offers support and opportunities to emerging filmmakers. Fellows will participate in special screenings, panels and professional development opportunities at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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Alumnus Tom Grahsler’s documentary Welcome to Deathfest premieres in Philadelphia at PhilaMOCA

Directed and produced by Temple University alumnus Tom Grahsler, Welcome to Deathfest is a feature documentary chronicling Maryland Deathfest, the largest independent extreme music festival in North America. The film takes a behind ­the ­scenes look at one of the few remaining major music festivals in America that eschews corporate sponsorship.
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