Sonali Gulati, MFA alum from 2008 from India, current associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Photography and Film was announced today for receiving 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. In its eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Laska Jimsen’s (MFA ’07) new film, Beaver Creek Yard, is premiering opening night at Ann Arbor Film Festival on Tuesday, Mar 19th.
Beaver Creek Yard is about a place, a Christmas tree processing facility on Beaver Creek Road, and also about the human impulse to control, exploit, and profit from the natural world. -LJ
FMA Alum Chinonye Chukwu (MFA ’10) receives Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellowship from The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University for the 2013-14 academic year, among with other recipients: poet Katy E. Didden, writer Adam Ross, and choreographer Pam Tanowitz. The 2013-14 HOdder Fellows were chosen from a pool of over 1,100 applicants to receive this award, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their career a period of “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work.
At about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, Sandra Bullock opened the envelope.
“And the Oscar goes to,” she said as she tore, “William Goldenberg, ‘Argo.’”
With those eight words, veteran film editor and Temple alumnus William Goldenberg, BA FMA ’82, won an Academy Award for “Best Film Editing” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Filmmakers (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. The event, titled On the road, will trace the inexorable journey of characters in a desperate search of a name. A name for themselves, their uncomfortable spaces, their estranged objects. A name for their very own complex paths.
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. Here are FMA Faculty, Grad Students and Alumni who receive PIFVA Fall 2012 Finishing Funds:
MFA alum Sarah Christman, is showing her work on Friday, February 8th 2013, 7pm with reception immediately following at International House Philadelphia. Hosted by Judy Adamson and Fred Jackes, Jolley Christman, and Nancy and Neil Hoffmann.
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FMA Alum Deron Albright (MFA ’98), will screen his award winning film, The Destiny of Lesser Animals, Thurs Nov 1, 6:30pm Tuttleman Learning Center, Rm 101. Free and open to the public.
FMA alum Alison Crouse (MFA ’07) is a recipient of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant for her documentary feature My Cells are Red Bananas. The film (currently in post production) follows eight-year old Sakaiyah and her experience of sickle cell anemia. Told largely from Sakaiyah’s perspective, it presents a personal account of the disease, and provides an in-depth look at the ways in which a child makes sense of her illness. Balanced with interviews from medical and outreach communities, the film strives to educate the audience while cultivating an intimate connection to Sakaiyah’s story. Additional information on the project can be found at: www.redbananasmovie.wordpress.com.
The feature film debut by FMA alum Chinonye Chukwu (MFA ’09), Alaskaland, will have its Philadelphia premiers at the Philadelphia International Film Festival on October 19, 23, and 25 at Prince Music Theater and Rave Motion Pictures. Tickets for both events can be purchased in person or at Philadelphia International Film Festival respectively.