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Filmmaker Blog – Daniel Poliner

Director Daniel Poliner sits with actress Sol Miranda discussing a scene they are about to shoot.

Director Daniel Poliner writes about his new film, Come Find Me, a story about a mother and daughter facing major life changes and how their love challenges and sustains them. The film stars Sol Miranda (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Victoria Cartagena (Manifest, Batwoman, You) and has great featured performances from 4-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and Alice Lee (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist).

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Faculty Blog: Nana Simopoulos

Composer and BFA Film faculty member Nana Simopoulos writes about working on Illusion, an immersive, interactive art installation housed at the Flutter Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Alumni Blog: Will Henry

SVA Alumnus Will Henry (2014) writes about producing his new documentary film, The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K.

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Student Blog: Jack Murtha

Student Jack Murtha stands next to a person sitting at a desk, speaking with them on the set of their short film.

Student Jack Murtha writes about coming to SVA and immediately jumping into making films – working on over 40 films in his first year at SVA.

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Student Blog: Yoko Chen

Student Yoko Chen wears a hat and an orange jcaket while standing outside. A blurred background of trees and grass can be seen behind them.

Homesick in NYC, Yoko Chen decides to create a traditional Hotpot feast for her SVA friends in her short film which you can watch here.

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Alumni Blog: Sean Dermond

Sean Dermond taking a mirror selfie on set in front of a large oval mirror, wearing a hat and warm clothing.

SVA alumnus Sean Dermond (BFA Film, 2008) shares his experience working as a costume designer on the low budget horror film Scare Me.

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Student Blog: Ahmari Ly-Johnson

Blog writer Ahmari Ly-Johnson stands in front of a purple background with a sweatshirt on looking directly into the camera.

Student Ahmari Ly-Johnson writes about his short animated film, The Robot Who Loved Art, and finding inspiration by listening to classical music.

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Free Screening: MY ZOE

Actress Julie Delpy with a young person held in her arms in a movie poster for the film My Zoe

BFA Film students ARE INVITED TO A FILMMAKERS DIALOGUE PREVIEW SCREENING OF “MY ZOE” AND A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR & ACTRESS JULIE DELPY ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd AT 7:00 PM.

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Free Screening: DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

Movie Poster for the film Days of the Bagnold Summer shows two people looking at eachother. The one on the left has a dog by his feet and the one on the right has a guitar and an amp by their feet.

SVA Film students are invited to a Filmmakers Dialogue screening of Days of the Bagnold Summer and a q&a with director Simon Bird on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 pm.  You can R.S.V.P.

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Student Blog: Rianne Pyle

Student Rianne Pyle writes about filming her thesis film, Freedom Day, a social documentary following the organizers of the grassroots Freedom Day Foundation, and the challenge of directing virtually. 

 

Freedom Day follows the story of three passionate activists who take their battle for racial equality to the streets by orchestrating the first Juneteenth march in Washington D.C.

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Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Announces Monthly Online Screening Series

Still from Robert and Ingrid Wiegand, "Julie," 1974. 1 videocassettes (U-Matic), Robert Wiegand papers and video art, 1953–1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Since the invention of the moving image, women have created films and videos that have changed how people see and experience the world.

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