News & Events
Apr 11-15 Harvestworks Digital Media Center, New York City
Installation: preview of a work-in-progress
World-Wide-Walks / between earth & water / ICE is a video – web installation of Peter d’Agostino’s video walks performed at glaciers in Iceland, Alaska & Argentina. These sites at the top and bottom of the globe provide compelling evidence of escalating man-made climatic changes. The World-Wide-Walks explore elements of natural, cultural & virtual identities and have been performed on six continents over the past four decades.
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. “Dying and Dinner Parties” had it’s festival premiere at the Hampton’s International Film Festival and has played at several festivals across the US.
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. Since 1991 the organization has invested more than $10 million dollars in documentary content for public media such as PBS and PBS.org. NPBC also trains, mentors and supports producers, and manages community engagement projects.
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.