Festival and Awards Report – Week of October 20

October 20, 2014 by | Festival Report

  Two Chapman student films screen this week at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in N.M.: Grange to Garage (William Johnston-Carter) and The Pink Helmet Posse (Benjamin Mullinkosson and Kirstelle Laroche). Six Chapman student films screen this week at the Carmel International Film Festival in Calif: Ganas (Dan Eccles), Into the Silent Sea (Andrej

Justin Simien on The Colbert Report

October 17, 2014 by | News

Justin Simien (BFA/Film Production ’04) is making headlines left and right lately! The writer, director, and producer of the film Dear White People won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Festival, and also the Audience Award at the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2013, Simien was named one

Final Exam Schedule Posted

October 16, 2014 by | Programs

The Final Exam schedule for this semester has been finalized, so you can make your arrangements to go home for the Holiday Break! Dodge College Exams will take place during the week of December 15th through December 19th. To view the Finals Schedule for Fall 2014 on the Current Student Site, click here. Good luck

Spring Offering: Funded Documentary Opportunity: Community Voices

October 13, 2014 by | Academics

Applications are now open for our fully funded documentary program here at Dodge—Community Voices: stories to create change. The mission of COMMUNITY VOICES is to create short, compelling documentaries about stories here in our Southern California backyard, with a focus on films with a relevant social issue at their core. Films will be given $5000

M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking Coming to Dodge

October 10, 2014 by | News

With growing student and audience interest in documentary films, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has designed to offer a unique curriculum with a focus on feature-length documentaries, building on interdisciplinary research and content development, knowledge of evolving aesthetic traditions, and critical reflection on the ethical questions inherent to documentary production. In

McDowell’s The One I Love Brings Laughs and Sci-Fi to Dodge

October 8, 2014 by | Events

Last Thursday, October 2, Charlie McDowell visited Dodge College to show off his feature film debut, The One I Love. The film stars Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a couple whose marriage is on the brink of falling apart. Their therapist suggests they escape to an isolated house for the weekend in order to

2015 Sundance Film Festival travel class

October 6, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

Interested in checking the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world? Then apply for the Sundance Film Festival Workshop (FTV 361/561), an Interterm travel course for this coming January! This course, which is worth 3 credits, is taught at Dodge College and then on-location at the internationally-celebrated film festival in

Win TWO Tickets to Knott’s Scary Farm!

October 6, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

It’s Halloween time yet again, and that means it’s time for a spook-tacular contest! What better way to get into the spirit of things then by winning TWO tickets to Knott’s Scary Farm! The Green Witch is on the prowl at Dodge College, looking to add to her ranks of Tricksters. She thinks some of

Show of Shows Aims to Wow Animation Fans on October 9th!

September 30, 2014 by | Events

On Thursday, October 9, Dodge College will host the 16th Annual Animation Show Of Shows. Presented by Acme Film Works, Show of Shows has been hosted at Dodge for the last 6 years. Ron Diamond, President of Acme Film Works, curates this collection of short animated films every year, making the choices based on what

First Cut LA Showcases Dodge’s Finest

September 23, 2014 by | Events

On Thursday, September 18, Dodge College held the 2014 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening at the gorgeous Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. The event showcased five of the best thesis films from last year, and served as a way for prospective students to see what Dodge is capable of. The evening