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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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FMA Alum’s Film Finalists for the Student Academy Award

 Sweepstakes is a finalist for the Student Academy Award. Directed by Mark Tumas when he was a senior student in the Film and Media Arts Undergraduate Program, the short film tells the story of a new mother who reflects about the life she could have had after her husband have suffered a neurological complication.
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Temple’s MFA thesis film is a Platinum Remi Award winner at the 47th Worldfest-Houston

Maquette 1:1000 directed by Doris Chia-ching Lin (’12 MFA), a FMA Temple University’s alumnus is a Platinum Remi Award winner at the 47th Worldfest-Houston. WorldFest is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world, it was founded over 50 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961.
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FMA Alumni To Screen at Philadelphia Film Society’s Filmadelphia at the Roxy on Dec 17.

Bonaparte-and-Noble-CandlelightNext month The Philadelphia Film Society will screen two recent films made by Temple FMA Alumni’s work, SWEEPSTAKES, directed by Mark Tumas and GUESTS OF A NATION, Directed by Daniel Speers, Written by Alexandra Gibson. The screening is on Tuesday, Dec.
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FMA Alum Receives Pew Fellowship in the Arts

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 1.17.35 PMMFA Alum J. Louise Makary (MFA ’13) was awarded with the Pew Fellowship this year. She describes her work with films as a platform to explore, critique, and dissect narratives and their uses, her films combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure.
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MFA Alumni Collaboration Documentary Feature, Shored Up, Broadcast on DirecTV Audience

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg - CópiaShored Up, a documentary feature film collaborated by FMA alumni – directed by Ben Kalina (MFA ’11) and edited by Marc D ´Agostino (MFA ’10) – was nationally broadcast on DirecTV Audience Network on October 24th. The documentary explores the Army Corps’ controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore, it takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy, following communities in New Jersey and North Carolina where politics, economics and science collide.
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MFA Alum Receives 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship

SONALI GULATISonali Gulati, MFA alum from 2008 from India, current associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Photography and Film was announced today for receiving 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. In its eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists.
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FMA Alum’s New Film to Premiere at Ann Arbor Film Festival

Beaver Creek Yard_LaskaLaska Jimsen’s (MFA ’07) new film, Beaver Creek Yard, is premiering opening night at Ann Arbor Film Festival on Tuesday, Mar 19th. Beaver Creek Yard is about a place, a Christmas tree processing facility on Beaver Creek Road, and also about the human impulse to control, exploit, and profit from the natural world.
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FMA Alum Receives 2013-14 Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellowship.

Hodder FellowshipFMA Alum Chinonye Chukwu (MFA ’10) receives Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellowship from The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University for the 2013-14 academic year, among with other recipients: poet Katy E. Didden, writer Adam Ross, and choreographer Pam Tanowitz.
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FMA Alumnus Wins Oscar for Film Editing

William Goldenberg_ oscarAt about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, Sandra Bullock opened the envelope. “And the Oscar goes to,” she said as she tore, “William Goldenberg, ‘Argo.'” With those eight words, veteran film editor and Temple alumnus William Goldenberg, BA FMA ’82, won an Academy Award for “Best Film Editing” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony Feb.
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