Category Archives: Student Work
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
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.
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.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: March 23, 2014
Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, a Temple MFA student in Film and Media Arts, is director of “A Gentleman’s War,” produced and released this month by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Founded in 1979, NBPC develops, produces and funds media content about the Black experience for public media sources including television, digital radio and online outlets.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: October 21, 2013
FMA graduate MFA candidate, David Romberg will be receiving his 2013 Princess Grace Award with other 23 recipients on October 30th at the Award Gala ceremony in New York City, in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Monaco. David Romberg is the recipient of the 2013 Princess Grace Award in the category Film – Honoraria.
By Todd Broadbent | Published: April 22, 2013
Current MFA student, David Romberg, receives Heineken VOCES grant announced at Tribeca Film Festival on Apr 20th, for his documentary, MAN OF THE MONKEY. The film is an intriguing legend of a suspicious man living in isolation with a chimpanzee wife.