Author Archives: Gabriela Watson Aurazo
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: December 19, 2014
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: December 18, 2014
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: December 10, 2014
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: December 5, 2014
We are proud to announce our NextFrame International Student Film Festival Selections for our 2014 festival season! Our selected films are now being shown in our virtual movie room at http://nextframe.org/movie-room/. Winners will be selected and announced in the upcoming months.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: December 4, 2014
Manuela Martelli, MFA Candidate in Film and Media Arts at Temple or Temple Alumnus was selected to participate in Chile Factory a project that will produce a feature film to be premiered at 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the 22nd Valdivia Film Fest program.
Professor Peter d’Agostino’s Experimental Video and Multi-Media course hosts lectures by visiting scholar Gabriel Villota and artist Estibaliz Sádaba
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: November 14, 2014
On 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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: November 2, 2014
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: October 21, 2014
Temple 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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: September 18, 2014
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: September 17, 2014
The 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.