At the 89th Annual Academy Awards, you likely saw some familiar faces – yes, our own Student Academy Award winners Brenna Malloy and Brian Robau were invited to act as onstage talent wranglers, making sure all of Hollywood’s A-list talent made their cues correctly:
We have FIVE films in the 18th Newport Beach Film Festival including Tom Teller’s ICARUS, Ceylan Carhoglu & Nicole Jordan Webber’s GARDENERS OF THE FOREST, Gabe Schimmel & Monica Petruzzelli’s ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY, Nathan Hochstetler, Gabriella Pinel, Ariana Victor & Harper White’s HAVEN, Gareth Burghes, Elijah Guess, Sarah Salvas & Christy Westad’s PARCHED (https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/)
We also have a whopping SIX films in the 11th Annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) including Tom Teller’s ICARUS, Riley Geis’ THE WITCHING HOUR, Hadley Hillel & Mike Overton’s MIRROR, Lisa Wu & A. Bowen Welles’ MOR, Ceylan Carhoglu & Nicole Jordan-Webber’s GARDENERS OF THE FOREST & Dan Lesser, Neema Sadeghi, & Kimberly Vela’s CHAINSAW CHARLIE (https://www.nffty.org/2017-schedule)
Four animated films will play the 12th Annual Athens ANIMFEST including Samantha Armiger’s GROOMED, Derek O’Dell’s AEON, Stacy Coakley’s SHEEP DEPRIVED, & Lisa Wu and A. Bowen Welles’ MOR (http://athensanimfest.eu/)
Finally, Lin Wang’s film has been completing an impressive run including her recent showing at the 35th Annual CAAMFest in San Francisco:
Last week we opened up our Dodge Screening Series with the film BLINDSPOTTING which was directed by Carlos López Estrada (BFA/FP ’12). The Dodge Screening Series film for this week is ROCK STEADY ROW. This week we enlisted the help of a very special guest to introduce the film, the director Trevor Stevens (BFA/FP ’15).
I hope everyone is hanging in there as we all continue to navigate this difficult time. Here are the latest updates from our students on the festival circuit, hopefully this will bring some positive news into your day! Ryan Trefes (BFA/FP ’19) – LITTLE APOLLO Newport Beach Film Festival Columbus International Film and Animation Festival