News & Events
Lordville, directed by Temple University FMA Professor Rea Tajiri, will have its premier at CAAMFest. The film will be screened March 15th at the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkeley, and March 16th at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, in San Francisco.
This edition of the Archive Fever 5.0 features three Temple University Student Academy Award Winners for Documentary Film: “You see, I`ve had a life”, directed by Ben Levin, “Through Adam`s eyes”, directed by Bob Saget and “Beyond imagining”, directed by Wendy Weinberg. The program was curated by Program & Project Specialist at Temple University’s Center for the Arts, Leonard Guercio, who also works as independent artist and film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the International House, Talk Cinema, the Italian Consulate and America-Italy Society.
“Pine Tree”, a project that will be directed by Adam Evans, a Senior Student in Film and Media Arts Temple Program, was highlighted in the “Project of the Day” Column on the website Indiewire and is competing to be a Project of the Week. “Pine Tree” is short film about Ryan, an obsessive carpenter who is forced to reevaluate his life when his latest creation, a beautifully crafted table, begins to speak.
Program and Project Specialist Leonard Guercio To Screen at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
FMA program and project specialist Leonard Guercio will be featured in an annual event that focuses on scholarship about Italian-American history, culture and the immigrant experience: The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. .
As an independent artist, Guercio has worked as a writer, producer, director and editor in various media—including film, experimental video, television, print, web and music. He has also worked as a film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the America-Italy Society, Film at International House, Talk Cinema and the Italian Consulate.
Next 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. 17th at 7:30pm as part of the Filmadelphia at the Roxy monthly series (2023 Sansom St).
November 12, 2013
To All TFMA Students:
Please be advised that the Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts will no longer hold a mid-year Graduation Ceremony in addition to the traditional spring graduation. As of this current academic year, TFMA students will no longer be able to exercise the option of joining in the SMC mid-year ceremony.
MFA 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. She is particularly invested in historical narrative—a concern that arose during her time as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. She shot two subsequent films, Bùxíng and Paloma and Raúl in San Seriffe, at the Powel House, an eighteenth-century historical landmark building in Philadelphia.Her current work-in-progress is Sung’s Pilgrims, a film in which historical re-enactors find their role-playing options limited by race or ethnicity, and what can happen when an actor resists portraying the roles that historical record demands.
Shored 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. Beginning three years before Sandy hit and following the debates over beach replenishment and other attempts to hold back the sea, Shored Up is a convincing call for action along our coasts.
Prof. Evans To Screen His New Feature THE HAPPY SAD in Chicago on Friday 11/8, in NY on Saturday, 11/16
The Chicago premiere of THE HAPPY SAD, the second fiction feature by FMA Professor Rodney Evans, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7th at 9pm at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. It is part of the Reeling31, The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival.
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.