Nueva York – 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards

Nueva York - 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards

Led by Professor Jerry W Carlson, the Nueva York production team boasts six producer/editors who are graduates of the MFA program: Sarah Foudy, Yolanda Pividal, Wilson Reyes, Mario Rosales, Gisela Sanders-Alcantara, and Carmen Vidal. All bilingual, they hail from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and the USA.

Nueva York, the Spanish language tv magazine for CUNY TV, took home two prizes.

For the fifth time in its eight years it won Best Magazine Program.

The series was also honored for Craft Specialty: Musical Composition / Arrangement for a piece composed for a specific episode.






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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


Jon-Carlos Evans – “All Tomorrow’s Children”


New projects for Evans include a curatorial position as the founder of GLITCH, a monthly showcase of sonic artists, live cinema performances, and underground electronica music at Platoon-Kunsthalle Berlin. His electronic music EP “Return of the Jackal” under moniker Klaas von Karlos is set for release on February 14, 2014. In the Spring of 2014, Evans will debut the “Through the Prism” multimedia art exhibition at Berlin’s Corpo 6 Gallery. The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with fellow U.S. born/Berlin-based artist Eiliyas. The exhibit will feature the works of Evans and his ReVerse Bullets performance collective, Eiliyas, fellow MFA c/o 2009 classmate Zave Martohardjono, and several other international new media artists. The Spring/Summer of 2014 will also feature a brief U.S. tour by ReVerse Bullets, beginning with a performance at the Re/Mixed Media NYC Festival at The New School.  Evans hopes to release his feature film debut, “All Tomorrow’s Children” in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Click here to see his other featured work


Film Blogger – CCNY / MFA Alumni


After graduating, Tara Parian started working professionally in the reality TV industry. It wasn’t necessarily her calling, but it paid for her to stay in NYC. Parian eventually climbed the ladder and became an associate producer and web producer for Bravo TV, and worked on shows like The Real Housewives of Miami. Earlier this year she was finally able to join the Producer’s Guild, because she had enough credits under her belt.

On the side, she has been creating comedy projects, like co-producing/ writing/ co-starring in the web series The Dirt-Poor Disheveled Divas. Parian performs regularly on an indie improv team at The People’s Improv Theater. Next year she will be launching a new comedic web series, Stand Up and Eat, in which she co-produce.

As a writer, one of Parian’s short stories from my blog, Tara Knows Nothing, was published in the complication book, 22 Naked Bodies Inside.

Three months ago Parian went through a major career change and jumped ship from reality TV to the web.Tara Parian now work as a Creative at Buzzfeed, one of the largest, most social media websites today.


Papilio Buddha film releasing this March receives two Kerala State Film awards!


      Click here to watch the trailer

New York based filmmaker Jayan Cherian’s debut feature, Papilio Buddha, revolves around a group of displaced dalits in the Western Ghats of India. It portrays their struggle against the local powers and government told through Shankaran, an educated youth, who is indifferent to the resistance movement run by his father Karian, a communist who now feels betrayed by the movement.

The Malayalam-language film had initially been refused a censor certificate for including a speech denigrating Mahatma Gandhi, visuals of extreme violence against a woman and severe use of expletives.

The film has been screened at Montreal World Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and Athens International Film and Video Film Festival in 2013.

The film also received two Kerala State Film awards: Special Jury Award for Best Director (Jayan Cherian) and Special Mention for Best Actress (Saritha).

Click here to read more about the film


FENCING SPORT: What do you know about it?

bernards_santelli_03Partnering with CCNY alums to form Mad Hatter Media Group, Holly Buechel is directing her first feature documentary, Fencing for the Edge. This project has been workshopped with Docs In Progress at AFI Docs and received Fiscal Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas. The film hopes to promote the sport of fencing in the United States by incorporating the sport in schools and gym classes. Through the expansion of the sport, more kids will be able to have a sport experience and gain confidence through the discipline and social experience that fencing offers.



2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala - Inside Arrivals

Niav Conty (far left), of CCNY’s MFA in Media Arts Production Program (2014), is one of 24 artists in film nationwide named on the 2013 Princess Grace Award winners. She was honored with this award in October 2013, for her film “Outworld” that she developed as her thesis.

Click here to read more information.

Niav Conty honored the 31st annual Princess Grace Awards Gala


Armando Guareño founder of Latin American Cinema Film Festival and the Dominican Film Festival in New York


Armando Guareño who has recieved an MFA in film production from The City College of New York. Then he went on with his film career and went on to fulfill his dreams and now he is founder of about four film festivals, like the Latin American Cinema Film Festival and the Dominican Film Festival in New York.

His fifth annual KidCinemaFest was through the month of November 2013, in which will be playing about more than 30 films from many different countries.

He is a full time film producer and has recently produced a documentary called “A South Bronx Family”. However, he also spends some time during producing and works with in the KidCinemaFest.

Click here to read more about him and his work.

“Tio Papi” Feature Film Trailer watch it here (one of his recent films).

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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Special Screenings, Uncategorized


Special Screening: “Memory of a Forgotten War”


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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Special Screenings, Uncategorized


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