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SVA Women in Film Club

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Meet the SVA Women in Film Club!

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Alumni Blog: Gonnie Zur

A silhouetted figure standing next to a window with the film's title and accepted festival laurels.

Gonnie Zur (BFA Film, 2021) writes about the complex relationship between sisters in her short film Lemons, screening locally as part of the New York Shorts International Film Festival on Friday, October 21st, 4:00 pm at Cinema Village, as well as Bushwick Film Festival on Thursday, November 3rd, 3:15 pm at Williamsburg Cinemas.

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A Conversation with SVA Professor Amy Taubin (Part 2 of 2)

Film Critic Amy Taubin in a meidum shot at a film panel

In part two of our extensive conversation with longtime SVA professor and acclaimed film critic Amy Taubin, we delve into the past and present, covering both Taubin’s lifelong cinephilia and the advice she gives to her students today.

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A Conversation with SVA Professor Amy Taubin (Part 1 of 2)

Film Critic Amy Taubin in a medium shot holding a microphone at a panel.

SVA professor and veteran film critic Amy Taubin has been a vital part of New York City’s arts scene for decades.

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Alumni Blog: Larry Liang Attends ASC Master Class

headshot photo of SVA Student Larry Liang

SVA’s BFA Film department co-hosted this year’s ASC Master Class taught by acclaimed cinematographers and crew members such as Fred Murphy (October Sky, Secret Window, Evil), Declan Quinn (Monsoon Wedding, Shrek the Musical, Hamilton), gaffer Doug Shannon (Money Train, Get Out, The Report), David Mullen, ASC (The Marvelous Mrs.

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Alumni Blog: Steven Murello

Steven Murello’s 2022 thesis film, False Flag, is a narrative glimpse into the subculture of American “doomsday preppers,” with a focus on the negative effects felt by children within prepper families.

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Alumni Blog: Lamu Xiangqiu

Director Lamu Xiangqiu stands in profile holding a camera up to her eye against the backdrop of the dark blue night sky.

Lamu Xiangqui’s 2021 thesis film, Walk Alone, takes place in her native Tibet – a place of breathtaking scenery and altitude.

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Alumni Blog: Julie Jang

Julie Jang stands in front of the SVA After SChool Special Red carpet with a bouquet and hodling their hand up in a peace sign.

Julie Jang is having her film screen on Thursday, March 17th at the Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look Festival!

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SVA Students & Alums Screen at First Look Festival

SVA students stand outside of the Museum of the Moving Image

We are happy to announce that the BFA Film department will be part of 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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Student Blog: Chris Stager

Student Chris Stager takes a selfie in a car wearing a red beanie and a hoodie under a jacket.

First year transfer student Chris Stager has spent the past two years going through filmographies of notable filmmakers, and writing about them on tumblr (drowningseacinemaclub).

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Alumni Blog: Oliver Slate-Greene

SVA alumnus Oliver Slate-Greene is releasing his first book!

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Student Blog: Kevin Fann

Kevin Fann on the street smiling at the camera.

Student Kevin Fann dives into the importance of sound on student films, and gives some tips he’s learned from SVA and alumni.

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Student Blog: Yuqing Cheng

headshot of Yuqing Cheng in front of a body of water

Student Yuqing Cheng writes about making her thesis short film, My Mom’s Violin, a narrative thriller drama.

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Faculty Blog: Jordan Michael

Continuing education faculty member Jordan Michael takes a selfie for his faculty blog profile

Faculty member Jordan Michael (My First Feature-Process of Making A Film) writes about the ocean of change that he saw a few months ago at the Entertainment Financing Conference.

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Student Blog: Joseph Rana

Joseph Rana taking notes on set.

3rd year student Joseph Rana writes about his path to choosing an editing concentration at SVA, and how his classes have benefited him. 

 

 

In the Fall of 2019, I was entering SVA as a freshman in the film department.

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