Every year, the best of the best of our students’ work is compiled in a showcase we lovingly call “First Cut.”  The showcase plays at two of the industry’s most important venues on each coast of the country – the Director’s Guild of America theater in Los Angeles, and in New York.

As you’ve seen over the past few weeks, in the First Cut 2012 leaks I’ve been posting, we have some really outstanding films each year, and 2013 is no different!  Some of these films are already racking up huge accolades as they make their way around the festival circuit, and they’re sure to only gain momentum from here.  For this reason – to preserve their chances to play at as many festivals as possible – we won’t post the films in full until the next round of Firct Cut films is announced, in 2014.

Which means, your best chance to see these films, is to join us at this year’s First Cut 2013 Showcase in LA (in just under a month)!  Check out all the event details, including reservations, here on the Facebook event.  Make sure to add yourself to the list, and share the link with friends and family, to let everyone know where you’ll be – at the hottest spot for film in LA, watching the most exciting slate of up-and-coming students’ work!

Without further ado, here are the 2013 First Cut films, hand-picked by the Dean and faculty:

I’ll be adding more info about the films in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned and get excited – we hope you can join us at the DGA on September 26!