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Festival Report


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 | Festival Report

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 | Festival Report

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 | Festival Report

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

Film Festival Corner Update

September 7, 2018 by | Festival Report

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

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

August 20, 2018 by | Festival Report

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

Second Year in a Row Students win at CAS

February 26, 2018 by | Festival Report

Xiang “Lisa” Li (MFA.FP ’17) has taken home the Student Recognition Award at the 54th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, a tribute to the effort for those who worked on the film. She was presented with the award and a check for $2500 at the CAS ceremony this past weekend. Student Recognition Award is enthusiastically supported by

Film Festival Kudos

February 13, 2018 by | Kudos!

Every so often, we like to roundup the festival achievements of our students and recent graduates. Dodge students have been overflowing with great news from film festivals and competitions as of late which we couldn’t be happier about:   Hadley Hillel’s Ernie, has been nominated at the Watersprite Awards in Cambridge UK for Best Fiction Film,

First Major Feature Wins at Slamdance

February 9, 2018 by | Alumni

Two years ago alum Trevor Stevens (BFA.FP ’15) and team set out to make their first feature film, one that suited their off the wall sensibility while also poking fun at popular film tropes. Rock Steady Row was that film and had its world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. “We didn’t make this

Six Lessons from Salute Your Shorts

February 12, 2016 by Kevin Harman | Events

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, we held the first of our new Dodge Industry Dialogues panel series, entitled Salute Your Shorts, where film festival programmers dished on what they look for and what not to do when submitting. Programmers from the Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Sundance, and more gave some tips

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