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.
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.
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.
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.
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.