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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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Student Blog: Amit Lerner

Picture of SVA student Amit Lerner smiling in front of a bookshelf.

Student Amit Lerner’s short documentary Pam is playing at Doc NYC (you can buy tix here).

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Student Blog: Gonnie Zur

Thesis student Gonnie Zur shares her short film which she made during the pandemic.

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Faculty Blog: George LaVoo

UPDATE: Thursday, 9/17 at 5pm PT The Academy will be hosting a watch party for Real Women Have Curves on HBO Max.

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Alumni Blog: Joseph Ralko

Behinds the scenes on Joe Ralkos film as he looks into a camera viewfinder and a crewmember stands behind him blocking the sun.

2016 Alumnus Joe Ralko tells us why it’s important to take jobs outside your comfort zone and how a job as a clerk in the finance office for the CBS show Blue Bloods led to his short film being purchased by DIRECTV.

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Alumni Blog: Hanaan Louis

Recent graduate Hanaan Louis stands outside smiling with her SVA graduation cap and gown on.

Recent graduate, Hanaan Louis, is using the summer to explore many different ways to stay creative.

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Alumni Blog: Sage Love

profile photo of Sage Love in front of a cloudy blue sky

Sage Love (2019) writes about losing his grandfather – who gave him the inspiration to become an activist filmmaker – and finding the “proper” way to grieve as a Black man in America.

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Meet the Masters of Film and Television

 
A two-week festival in which you can meet some of the most interesting and celebrated people in nearly every aspect of the film industry.

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Faculty Blog: Frank Vitale

Faculty member, Frank Vitale’s new movie, Erotic Fire of the Unattainable, will be playing at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, May 29 to June 7. Here, he talks about how making the film with non-actors and the genre it falls under, Docufiction.

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Alumni Blog: Bouquet Napussorn

2019 Alumna Bouquet Napussorn writes about making her thesis film, submitting to festivals, having festival screenings canceled, and staying optimistic through it all.

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Student Blog: Sharon Genshaft

Sharon Genshaft looks intensely directly into a camera with a compass behind her.

Sharon (Luna) Genshaft is using the time during quarantine to find new ways of staying productive as an artist.

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