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New Undergraduate FMA Curriculum now offers BA and BFA degrees

The 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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Professor Peter d’Agostino’s Experimental Video and Multi-Media course hosts lectures by visiting scholar Gabriel Villota and artist Estibaliz Sádaba

03 pdA @300 Nov 19On Wednesday, November 19, the Film and Media Arts Lecture Series will welcome two internationally recognized scholars and video artists: Visiting Scholar Gabriel Villota and video artist Estibaliz Sádaba. Hosted by Professor Peter d’Agostino’s Experimental Video and Multi-Media course,  Villota and Sádaba will present on experimental video performance.
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Professor Cagle Published in New Book about the History of Cinematography; Presents at Conferences

Temple University Professor Chris Cagle of the Department of Film and Media Studies published an essay on classical Hollywood cinematography from 1928-1946 in Cinematography, a book edited by Trinity University’s Patrick Keating and published by Rutgers University Press(RUP). The book is part of the RUP’s Behind the Silver Screen Series; each volume is on a separate craft in Hollywood filmmaking.
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Professor LeAnn documentary screened at Filmadelphia Series

Screen-Leann top secret rosiesTemple University professor LeAnn Erickson had the Philadelphia premiere of  her award winning documentary
 Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII (2010) on September 16, as part of the Filmadelphia series, an event produced by the Philadelphia Film Society.
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Temple University Student Wins 2014 Princess Grace Award

Prince Grace Awards Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, a second year student of the MFA Program in Film and Media Arts, received the prestigious 2014 Graduate Film Scholarship award from the Princess Grace Foundation. This year the Princess Grace Foundation honored forty-two emerging artists, including twelve graduate and undergraduate film students.
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MFA Alum’s Documentary Film receives North American Premiere at TIFF

tiff14_fierro posterThe Years of Fierro (Los Años de Fierro), directed by Santiago Esteinou, an FMA alumnus, was screened at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as part of the TIFF Docs, a showcase of the best non-fiction cinema. With more than 250 national and international movies screened annually, TIFF is an important opportunity for films looking for distribution and publicity.
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Professor Michael Kuetemeyer’s Time Lens featured in “New Sights” Exhibition

Pearl-Street-1210-20130928-4-small-400 Bioscope Installation Time Lens was created by Professor Michael Kuetemeyer, of Temple’s Department of Film & Media Arts, and media artist Anula Shetty, in collaboration with residents from the homeless shelter, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. They produced photographs, videos and interviews of the neighborhood that resulted in an interactive documentary mobile iPad app and an installation,  that uses immersive panoramas and stories to explore spaces through time.
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Professor Rea Tajiri presents two projects and a Master Class this month

Wisdom Gone WildProfessor Rea Tajiri, of Temple University’s Department of Film and Media Arts will present her new project, Wisdom Gone Wild at Penn Memory Center on Monday, September 8. This film examines the difficulties of being a caregiver to a parent with dementia.
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Temple University Alum Received Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grant

Temple University alumnus Haitao Guo, a graduate of the department’s MFA program, received a Sundance Institute Documentary Film grant last month. The grant will support the post-production efforts of Guo’s feature-length documentary A Peking Opera Master in New York. The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program is supported by the Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation, among other prestigious institutions.
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MFA Temple Alumna is the Founder and Director of BlackStar Film Festival

Maori Holmes (sitting in the middle of the row) with BlackStar Film Festival staff The 2014, third annual BlackStar Film Festival ran between July 31 and August 3 in various venues across University City, Philadelphia. Maori Holmes, an MFA Temple Alumna, is the Founder and the Producing Artistic Director of what was called by Ebony magazine “the black Sundance.” Created to show independent films produced by black directors working outside mainstream Hollywood, this year’s festival focused on the theme “Music is the Weapon.” Forty films were presented, among them shorts, documentaries and feature-length works from four different continents.
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