Category Archives: Student Work
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 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.
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.
By Gabriela Watson Aurazo | Published: August 29, 2014
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.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: July 27, 2014
Heidi Saman became a devotee of Italian neorealist films during her undergraduate studies at University of California, San Diego. After working in Cairo, Egypt as a freelance journalist she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her MFA in Film and Media Arts degree at Temple University.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: June 17, 2014
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.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: May 5, 2014
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.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: March 31, 2014
Leslie Koren, a Temple MFA student in Film and Media Arts, is creative producer of “Dying and Dinner Parties,” and “The Morgue,” two documentary shorts released recently as part of an episode on “Local, USA” in conjunction with World Channel.org on PBS in Chicago.