Remembering Professor Herman Lew

In memory of Prof. Herman Lew

In memory of Prof. Herman Lew

THE CAMPUS magazine recently published this lovely online article about the recent passing of Prof. Herman Lew, one of our esteemed faculty within the Department of Media & Communications at CCNY:

Prof. Lew was such a crucial part of our MCA programs, so dedicated to his students, to the art of filmmaking, and to sharing his wealth of knowledge with the next generation.  He is, and will continue to be, deeply missed by so many.

We would like to invite you as well to attend a gathering to honor and remember Herman Lew, in cooperation with Herman’s other great institutional partner Third World Newsreel. This tribute will be held on October 16th from 6-8:30 pm in the Faculty Dining Room (3rd floor of NAC Building) at the City College of New York (Please RSVP for this event via: <>).

You can also make a gift online via paypal or credit card by clicking here. Please check off that your gift is for The Herman Lew Memorial Scholarship on the website and include it in the memo section of your check. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

Joining the Facebook page, “Remembering Herman Lew” is also a way communicate your thoughts and feelings to his family and to others in his large, loving world of friends.


TOM IN AMERICA…travels far & wide


TOM IN AMERICA by MFA Class of 2013 graduate Flavio Alves, premiered this past June at Palm Springs Film Festival (June 17-23) and screened at the 38th Montreal International Film Festival in August 2014 (both are Top-Tier and Oscar qualifying), continues to travel far and wide within the film festival circuit with great success!  To read more or follow, please visit these sites: and

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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Film Festival, In the Spotlight


Cityvisions 2014 Film & Video Showcase at DGA in NYC – MAY 29-30!

Watch the trailer via:

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Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Film Festival, Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized


Yessica Curiel-Montoya

Yessica  Curiel-Montoya

Yessica Curiel-Montoya’s “Quiet Space” has been accepted to the Short Film Corner, at the Festival de Cannes 2014. Which means that in the coming weeks, exactly a year after principal photography, a finished film will be taken to French Riviera.


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Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Film Festival, In the Spotlight, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized


Student Oscars_Fan He1

RED FOG, by Fan He (Class of 2014), was recently chosen to advance in the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards – Region Three Semifinals (Narrative Program). This short film (created as a Digital Production class assignment) that takes place in the year 2032 after the deadly Great Red Fog disappears from China.


41st Student Oscar Logo

Fan He was recently interviewed by SinoVision’s reporter
Lani Nelson:

You can also watch a clip via:

Fan He is also the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Supervisor
of enMaze Pictures

41st Annual Student Academy Awards – Semifinalist, Fan He


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 April 1, 2014 in Awards, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized






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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.

Here is the link:


Click here to see his other featured work

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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized


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.


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