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Alumni Blog: Robert McMahon

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Robert Samuel McMahon on the creation of his thesis film Personal Pizza and post-graduation achievements and hurdles.

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Student Blog: R.J. Solomon

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Third year student R.J Solomon details the making of a music video, and the quick thinking solution he and his crew members came up with when an actor didn’t show up.

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Alumni Blog: Louis Yeo

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Alumnus Louis Yeo (2023) on the making of his thesis film and the transformative power of storytelling.

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Barbie Editor Visits BFA Film

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Nick Houy, the Emmy Award-winning Editor of Barbie, speaks with SVA students.

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Student Blog: Beatriz Coelho de Soárez

Student Beatriz Coelho de Soárez in front of a sunny all dressed in bright orange shorts and a tank top set, with sunglasses on, and her hair in a bun. She smiles at the camera and has her arm raised high, pointing at the word "cinema" painted on the wall.

Beatriz Soárez came to SVA with her mind set on screenwriting, but is using her time to explore all aspects of production, including directing a short film featuring decapitated teddy bears!

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Student Blog: Manny Martinez

Director Manny Martinez stands next to the Starry Night.

Second year student Manny Martinez collaborates with hometown friends on SVA film project.

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Student Blog: Michele Grace

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Second year student Michele Grace shares her experience making her first year film using professional actors, and how working on sets for upperclassmen prepared her for the shoot.

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Alumni Blog: Kenny Strawn

Kenny Strawn tells us how he accidentally found his 2023 thesis documentary subject, the importance of strong archival material, and how the editing room is where the documentary film comes together.

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Alumni Blog: Lianne Rose Richards

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Lianne Rose Richards delves into the making of her 2023 thesis film, 99 Thing I Think of Before I Sleep.

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SVA Partners with New York Film Festival

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BFA Film is partnering with the New York Film Festival this year.

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Faculty 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 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). 

Watch the trailer by clicking here.

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Student Blog: Arnav Mangla

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Recent graduate Arnav Mangla writes about mounting an international thesis project and the challenges and opportunities he faced, such as overcoming language barriers between crew to make his thesis film Subah.

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Student Blog: Hsi Cheng

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3rd year student Hsi Cheng writes a student blog about her short film The Balloons.

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SVA Screens at First Look Festival

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We are happy to announce that the SVA BFA Film department will once again screen at the First Look Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image  — one of America’s foremost institutions dedicated to film.

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Alumni Blog: Chun-Chieh Wang

 

Chun-Chieh Wang’s Tulpa has been racking up festival screenings and awards, including Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Winner at the ROMA Short Film Festival, Best LGBTQ+ Short Film at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival, a nomination at the Tietê International Film Awards, and screening at the Museum of the Moving Image First Look Festival.

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