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The Short to Feature Lab Curriculum – Presented by Jim Cummings A Field Guide to Making Movies in 2018

November 29, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

No one is going to help you. You will have to do it yourself. These are the opening words of the manifesto written by Jim Cummings. If anyone knows those words to be true, it is certainly him. Cummings is the writer, director, and star of the film THUNDER ROAD. A small film that started out

What are Festival Programmers Actually Looking for? An Inside Look at Slamdance.

November 8, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

I know the festival submission process can seem pretty mysterious. Which is why in this blog post (and future posts) I hope to shed some light on what festival programmers are looking for. This post will take an in depth look specifically at what Slamdance is looking for. Slamdance wants to make the submission process

Film Festival Corner Update 10/30/18

October 30, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Your films continue to make their mark on the festival circuit by screening at some fantastic festivals, and bringing home some impressive awards! Congratulations to everyone, here is the most recent update: Hannah Mattner (BFA/NWD ‘18) – MONUMENTAL Portland Film Festival Red Nation International Film Festival Leon Cheo (Singapore ’10) – SIN-SFO Alum for the

Thunder Road: A Case Study How a short film turned a successful festival run into a feature film which made its money back through self-distribution

October 23, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

By now, I’m sure you have heard about the short film turned feature THUNDER ROAD which is written by, directed by, and stars Jim Cummings. The life of this film presents an interesting case study for those who are making short films, and suggests a possible road map for those looking to make a career

Chapman Film Takes Home Bronze Medal at 2018 Student Academy Awards ESTA ES TU CUBA directed by Brian Robau (MFA/FP '17)

October 12, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 19 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony last night at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by Arthur Dong, Catherine Hardwicke, Kumail Nanjiani, and

Film Festival Corner Update 10/5/18

October 5, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Here is the latest update on what our students have been up to our in the festival world: Aharonit Elior’s (BFA/DA ‘17) SPARK continues to find success on the circuit being an official selection at the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, NFFTY 2018, CINEVERSÁTIL, ReelQ: Pittsburgh, NewFest, and the Westfield Int’l Film Festival.

2018 ASC Student Heritage Awards Nominations include 3 Chapman Students

September 19, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced it’s nominees for the 2018 ASC Student Heritage Awards competition, and for the second year in a row Chapman University has a nominee in each of the competitions categories. Documentary: Rachel Lattin – MONUMENTAL Undergraduate: Jack Craymer – SONORA Graduate: Brody Anderson – DRAWN CURTAINS These awards

Winners Announced for the 2018 Student Academy Awards Chapman has a winner!

September 12, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

After having 5 films from Chapman be named Semi-Finalists, and 2 films named Finalist. The Academy just announced the winners for the 2018 Student Academy Awards, and Chapman has a winner! Brian Robau’s film ESTA ES TU CUBA is a winner in the Narrative (Domestic Film Schools) category. This is Brian’s second win at the

Film Festival Corner Update

September 7, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Here is an update on how our some of our students are doing on the festival circuit world: Jackson Smith’s (BFA/FP ‘17) THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER was accepted to the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) and he will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates for the festival in October. SOME NERVE (Community Voices) is

5 Chapman films selected as 2018 Student Academy Awards Semi-Finalists. 2 advance to Finalist stage.

August 20, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

We are pleased to announce that two Chapman films advanced to the Finalist stage of the 2018 Student Academy Awards: In the Alternative Category: Transient Passengers (Experiment Number Nun) – Thesis Film (dir. Natalia Hermida BFA/FP ’19). Natalia is one of three Finalists in this category. In the Narrative Category: Esta Es Tu Cuba – Graduate Thesis Film

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