[Film-bfad1] [Film-BFA1] [Warren Report] Warren Report 4.16.15

Warren, Meryl mwarren at fsu.edu
Thu Apr 16 13:20:07 EDT 2015


Join us in celebrating our First Graduating Class of FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts - Animation and Digital Arts Program. The screening will start at 8 PM on Saturday, May 2, at the Student Life Center.  Tickets are required. Contact Gina Rhodes at 644-8524 or gcrhodes at fsu.edu<mailto:gcrhodes at fsu.edu>

Please join us in congratulating Jamie Klein (BFA3, Animation & Digital Arts), who just received notice that she has been selected as this year’s winner of the President's Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award.  The award was given for her work directing Know More, a short film about the role that bystander intervention can play in reducing sexual assaults. Her film has played widely across campus and is now being used as part of the Undergraduate Orientation at FSU. This award serves not only as an acknowledgement of Jamie’s hard work, but also as a salute to all filmmakers. It represents the greater university community recognizing the power of cinema to affect meaningful change in the world.

>From Joe Hackman (BFA  12)  “I've been working in the trailer world for a while now as an Assistant Editor but haven't gotten to do too much work as an Editor yet. However, I recently edited my first real trailer for a real film and it just premiered exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter's website! The movie is called Sun Choke, produced by Lodger Films, and it's an indie horror film which will be premiering at the Stanley Film Festival. Check out my work in the link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/sun-choke-traces-isolation-obsession-788447

Dustin Cawood (MFA 03) is in the house this week!  He’s bringing his sound experience from Sykwalker to our classes and thesis films.   He’ll be screening and discussing one of his recent films, The Boxtrolls (2014), for the BFA1 class.

>From Miles Kahn (BFA  97)  “I've just completed a 4 episode web series called Halal in the Family starring Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Sakina Jaffrey and more. You can find it on FunnyorDie.com or HalalintheFamily.TV. We shot all four episodes on a single day in Brooklyn on a set built from scratch to look like a classic 1980s sitcom. I hope you all enjoy it.”

A Greg Jardin’s (MFA 05) latest music video!   First, the video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch…<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2_YDtKmsVA&list=PLbOq6ny6I6_lT8kiiPk-K3mksQ8athlV8&index=1&feature=etp-tv-yma-us>  Here is a behind the scenes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeimiITb5kM   And here’s an interview with the Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/talking-to-the-director-of-maxs-backwards-gibberish-music-video

Paul Cohen, Executive Director of CMPA's Torchlight Program has just returned from back to back participation at the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) where Aaron Moorhead's (BFA 08) and Justin Benson's feature "Spring" was presented. They were present along with Jason Ambler (BFA 09)  and more. From there Paul traveled to Ocala to speak at the Q&A of the Silver Springs Film Festivals FSU Student Short Film Showcase. Paul says they are both well worth submitting to as well as attending. He asked that any of our alumni and students that will be attending this year's Tribeca FF let him know as he will be looking forward to seeing you there April 19-21st.

>From Brandon Foster (MFA 14 - Writing)  “After an awesome time in LA doing a myriad of production internships, I was given the opportunity to become the Program Director of the Ronald McDonald Program in Tampa, Florida. After weighing the pros and cons, it was an easy decision and I took the plunge! I’m finally in the same place as my partner, and have more time to write now than I ever did in LA! And I also don’t have to fight for street parking. ;) Besides lots of writing and working alongside Ronald McDonald I’m also working part-time as a paid reader for Screencraft.org<http://screencraft.org/>, helping them consult and judge screenplay competitions.”

>From Carrie Hunter (BFA  09)  “I'm going back to graduate school full time this summer so I've put in my two weeks notice at Channel 3 in Pensacola, FL. I've loved working here and all of the amazing people I've met along the way. If you're interested in my position, you'll find a "Producer/Director" slot open for "Creative Services" under "Pensacola." The primary "job" is to shoot and edit commercials and promotions as well as work on local tv programming like Friday Night Football.  This link  has job listings all over the country for the company I work for.  Locally  a bunch of people have gone to larger markets recently so there are several jobs open in both Creative Services and News.  https://sbgtv-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=17011

Deadline May 1st: 2015 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition. Accepted entries include original pilots and specs of existing shows. Any genre or format. Winner receives $5,000 and finalists are circulated to producers, managers, and agents.  **NEW THIS YEAR: semi-finalists and quarter-finalists will be announced and also considered for additional industry exposure.  Previous Script Pipeline contest winners have sold projects to Universal (Snow White and the Huntsman), NBC (Ricochet), Warner Bros. (The Rabbit), and 20th Century Fox (The Ambassadors). Pipeline alumni currently have projects in development at Sony, Fox, QED International, SyFy, Dimension Films, ABC, NBC, and other major production companies and networks.  Submit here: https://scriptpipeline.com/shop/tv-writing-contest

>From Clinton Cornwell (MFA 13)  “"New York Film Academy in Los Angeles is looking for Technical Assistants who know camera, sound, and G+E. As a TA you help out with whatever random tasks going on around the school, including a lot of student shoots. Pay is $15 an hour. But the real bonus of the job is YOU TELL THEM YOUR AVAILABILITY EVERY WEEK. So if you get a gig they are totally fine for you leaving for months at a time. It's a very flexible part time job and they are going into their busy season so it could be 40+ hours some weeks. If this sounds interesting to you, send me your resume along with a list of gear you are comfortable with (camera, sound, G+E, in a PDF) so I can pass it along to them. clinton.cornwell at nyfa.edu<mailto:clinton.cornwell at nyfa.edu>Trying to stage a FSU takeover of NYFA!"
Tallahassee:  "Moving Pictures, Moving Words: A Colloquium on the Film and Video Essay" this Friday, 4/17 and see Phillip Lopate in person along with Nora Alter and Timothy Corrigan:   (English Common Room, 003 Williams Building on the FSU campus)

10 am – noon
“Locating the Centaur.... Elsewhere...”
• Nora M. Alter, Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.

“Essayism and Contemporary Film Narrative.”
• Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phillip Lopate, “Essay Films and the Stigma of the Literary.”
• Phillip Lopate, Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Columbia University MFA Program.

Roundtable Discussion – Bob Cowser, Jr., Professor of English at St. Lawrence University as respondent.

FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – April 16, 2015

Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper), Southern Roots (BFA Thesis 2014 Betsy Serral), Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson) and Until Death (MFA D2 2014 Erica Chan) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, September 4-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.

Eat Good (BFA F3 2014 Armaan Uplekar) and Afterparty (BFA F3 2014 Raymond Calderon) were selected for screening at the inaugural Final Image Film Festival in Atlanta on May 23. For more information nabout this festival, go to www.thefiff.com.

Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was selected for screening at the Women’s International Film and Arts Festival in Fort Lauderdale, June 2-7. For more information about this festival, go to www.womensfilmfest.com.

Until Death (MFA D2 2014 Erica Chan) was selected for screening at Vegas Indie Film Fest in Las Vegas, May 1-8. For more information about this festival, go to www.viff.net.


Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):


Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the North Hollywood Cinefest, April 10-16. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.nohocinefest.com/.

Byroad (BFA Thesis 2014 Raymond Calderon) was selected for screening at the inaugural Northern Virginia International Film Festival in Fairfax, April 13-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.novafilmfest.com.

Apalachicola (MFA Thesis 2014 John Francis) and Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper) were selected for screening at the Sarasota Film Festival, April 10-19. For more information about this festival, go to www.sarasotafilmfest.com.

Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Beer Battle (BFA Documentary 2014 Hunter Truman) were selected to screen as part of the Best of Brouhaha side bar at the Florida Film Festival, April 10-19 in Orlando. For more information about this festival, go to www.floridafilmfestival.com<http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/>.

My Girl Rose (MFA Thesis 2014 Jordan Lewis) and Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) were selected for screening at the Milledgeville Film Festival in Georgia, April 15-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://milledgevillefilmfestival.com/.

Southern Roots (BFA Thesis 2014 Betsy Serral/Jill Somers [PR]), will receive a College Television Award (Student Emmys) in April. The winners will be announced at the annual gala. For more information about this competition, go to www.emmys.tv/foundation.

A Blind Man (MFA Thesis 2014 Joel Black), Possibly (MFA D2 2014 Rochelle Rose), Banana Trip (BFA Thesis 2013 Hyungjik Lee), Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) and A Jingle A Go-Go: The Musical (MFA D2 2014 Spencer Frankeberger) were selected for screening at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 22-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.fmbfilmfest.com.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders), Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson), Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker), A Blind Man (MFA Thesis 2014 Joel Black), My Sexy Lady (MFA D2 2014 Yingxiang Huang) and Earning Jenny (BFA Documentary 2014 Jamie Rice) were selected for screening at the 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival in Ocala, April 25-26. For more information about this festival, go to 15minutefilmfest.com.

Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was selected for screening at the Banger Comic & Toy Con in Maine on April 25th. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bangorcomictoycon.com/.

Playgrounds (BFA F3 2014 Jill Somers), Coda (BFA F1 2014 Mark Breedlove), Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper), were selected for screening at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, April 24-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.nffty.org.

Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker) was selected for screening at the Rochester Film Festival in New York, April 30 – May 2. For more information about this festival, go to www.rochesterfilmfest.org<http://www.rochesterfilmfest.org/>.

Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) was selected for screening at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 29 – May 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com.

Harmony Brooks and the Case of the Missing Nucleus (MFA D2 2014 Whitney Clinkscales) was invited to screen at the REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival in Los Angeles, May 2-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.redcat.org<http://www.redcat.org/>.

Polterghost (BFA F3 2013 Zack Ogle) was selected for screening at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest in Charleston, South Carolina, May 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com<http://www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com/>.

Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was selected for screening at Visionfest in New York City, May 13-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.visionfest.com.

Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was selected for screening at Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival in Canada, May 21-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.insideout.ca.

Apalachicola (MFA Thesis 2014 John Francis) was selected for screening at the GI Film Festival in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.gifilmfestival.com<http://www.gifilmfestival.com/>.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the inaugural Marietta International Film Festival in Atlanta, May 22-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.marietta-film-festival.org/.

Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker) was selected for screening at the Phoenix Comicon, May 28-31. For more information about this festival, go to http://phoenixcomicon.com<http://phoenixcomicon.com/>.

Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) was invited to screen at three festivals in the state of Washington: Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention on May 23, Sasquan International Film Festival in Spokane, August 17-20, and at Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, October 16-18. For more information about these festivals go to www.tcif3.com<http://www.tcif3.com/>.


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Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni
College of Motion Picture Arts
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850 524 0063 (cell) ;  850 644 2626 fax
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