Category Archives: Graduate Work

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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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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MFA Student’s work on Episode of “Local, USA,” PBS

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.
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MFA Alumna’s Documentary released by National Black Programming Consortium

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. 
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FMA Graduate Student wins 2013 Princess Grace Award

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.
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MFA Student Receives Heineken VOCES Grant at Tribeca Film Festival

Man of the MonkeyCurrent 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.
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MFA Student Screened at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Current MFA student Malia Bruker Screened her short documentary, Chase (2011) on Mar 22 and 23 at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, CA. See the filmmaker’s bio. Chase 
2011/ 13 min. In our increasingly corporatized, disconnected world, one romance survives. Guiding us through her own story of love letters and junk mail, Director Malia Bruker explores the isolating nature of modern life in this comedic documentary.
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{ON THE ROAD} MFA Thesis FIlm Screening at IHP on Feb 17th.

mfa_ontheroadFilmmakers (and alumni from the Center for the Arts’ Dept of Film & Media Arts) Joseph Kraemer, Doris Chia-Ching Lin, Alina Postula, Jonathan Barr, and Alessandro Zangirolami, are delighted to host a showcase of their latest narrative short films February 17 at 2 p.m., at the International House of Philadelphia.
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FMA Faculty, Grad Students and Alumni Receive PIFVA Fall 2012 Finishing Funds

The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association(PIFVA) Finishing Funds Program awards grants to Philadelphia-area independent media makers with film/video projects in the post-production stage with an anticipated completion date of fifteen months from the grant deadline. Numerous FMA Faculty, Grad Students and Alumni have received the support from PIFVA Finish ing Fund to complete their works in last five years.
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