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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 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 selected one of the 25 new faces of independent film

Heide Saman became a devotee of Italian neo-realist films during her classes at Temple University MFA Program. This film style inspired Saman on her debut feature film Namour that is now on pre-production after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Namour is a film that tells the story of Steven Bassem, an Arab-American who is afraid that his temporarily job as a valet driver in a fashionable restaurant in LA is turning into his future.
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Professor Rodney Evans’ film Brother to Brother had a 10th Anniversary screening in LA

BROTHER TO BROTHER, directed by FMA Professor Rodney Evans, had a Tenth Anniversary screening in Los Angeles on  Sunday, June 22nd at the Hammer Museum. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Outfest Legacy Project and featured a post-screening discussion with Professor Evans.
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Temple Alums highlighted in Variety after successful seasons in Hollywood

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim started to produce comic videos as film majors. After graduation and a disappointing period in Hollywood, they came back to Philadelphia to make money. Refusing to give up, they continued working on their short movies and in 2002 released TimandEric.com
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Temple University’s Web Series One of the Guys Wins College Emmy

One of the Guys produced by Temple University students is a winner of the TV Emmy for Best College Series. Created and directed by Michael Busza, a senior student at Temple University Honors Program and produced by Jen Parmer and Jaime Sweet, the half-hour web-based television series follows the escapades of three gay friends and their straight roommate as all four seek love, purpose, and a happy home.
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Professor Rea Tajiri’s film Lordville to screen at LA Asian Pacific Film Fest

Lordville, directed by Temple University FMA Professor Rea Tajiri, will be screened on May 4th at the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest. Celebrating the 30th year, the festival presents over 140 films from more then 20 different countries featuring World Premieres, Sneak Previews; Showcasing Documentaries and Narratives Focusing on the Voices of Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Peoples from Around the World.
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