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Documenting “HOPE” from Myanmar

HOPE.jpg“HOPE”, a short film by Min Min Hein (CCNY MFA Class of 2017) is based on a monastic school called “Shwe Ku”, a place in the Dry Zone of Myanmar where experiences of love, sharing, solidarity and consideration along with the unique tradition, culture and lifestyle of the society of Myanmar are documented.

 

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This short film was officially selected by the International Peace and Film Festival as the second runner up. Please click here for additional details.

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Click here to learn more about the festival.

 
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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.

 

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Fan He was recently interviewed by SinoVision’s reporter
Lani Nelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPSiu3cXjw

You can also watch a clip via:

Fan He is also the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Supervisor
of enMaze Pictureshttp://www.enmaze.com/

41st Annual Student Academy Awards – Semifinalist, Fan He

 
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Nueva York – 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards

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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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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

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

 

“Of Kites & Borders” wins two prestigious “Best Doc” Awards!

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Yolanda Pividal (right) with Co-Editor, Sara Booth (left)

OF KITES & BORDERS by Yolanda Pividal (MFA Class of 2007) wins “Best Documentary Award” at the 2013 San Diego Film Festival AND “Best Documentary Award” at Docs DF 2013!

The Kayros Films Team (Yolanda Pividal & Co.) comments: “The journey…has just begun, and we don´t know where it will take us, but it is clear we couldn’t have had a better starting point.”

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OF KITES & BORDERS
 tells story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US-Mexico border through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana. A story of hope, struggle, and survival that digs behind newspapers’ headlines to explore life on the other side of the wall and the underlying context of immigration. a perspective that invites viewers to rethink the concept of “border” and “otherness.” We often find stories about people crossing borders, but where are the stories on how borders cross people’s lives? Visit the film’s blog via: http://www.fightingkitesthefilm.com/blog.php

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Awards, Film Festival, In the Spotlight, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized

 

Annalisa Vozza Honored by DGA as “Best Woman Filmmaker” and starts Festival Run

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Annalisa Vozza (far left) with 2011 DGA Award Winners

Annalisa Vozza’s (MFA ’11) thesis film ALEX won the DGA (Directors Guild of America) “Best Woman Filmmaker Jury Award” 2011. The film is having its festival run and was selected at the Charlotte Film festival, New Filmmakers New York, and at the Salento International Film festival.

“The DGA Student Film Awards recognize talented new student filmmakers, and we congratulate this year’s exceptional recipients,” said DGA President Taylor Hackford. “The Guild is honored to spotlight these emerging directors who could lead our industry someday.  We hope that this recognition will not only bring attention to these new artists, but also inspire them to take their next creative leap forward.”

Read more via: http://www.dga.org/News/PressReleases/2011/1107-Winners-of-17th-Annual-Student-Film-Awards.aspx

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Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Awards, Student & Faculty News

 

First Feature from MFA Grad Travels International Festival Circuit

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Rania Attieh’s (MFA’09) first feature film, OK, ENOUGH, GOODBYE, made in collaboration with partner Daniel Garcia, won the Jury Prize at TFF (Torino Film festival 2011); the Special Jury Prize and Best Actor prize at Belfort Entrevues 2011. The film won 4 other awards at international film festivals inclding “Best New Directors from the Arab World” at the Abu Dhabi, and screened at festivals such as Montreal, Vancouver, Kavory Vary and Hamptons.

The filmmakers have been interviewed by Cahier du Cinema in Oct. 2011. They have just completed their second feature ‘Recommended By Enrique’.  Rania and Daniel are also listed in the “25 New faces of Independent Film in 2011″ by Filmmaker Magazine <http://filmmakermagazine.com/people/rania-attieh-daniel-garcia/>.

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Awards, Film Festival, Student & Faculty News

 

More Emmy’s for MFA Alum Staffed Series

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(L to R) Carmen Vidal, Sarah Foudy, Jerry Carlson, Mario Rosales, Yolanda Pividal

Nueva York, CUNY TV’s Spanish language series about Latino life in New York City, took home two awards at the 55th annual ceremony of the New York Emmy Awards held April 1, 2012 at the Marriot Times Square/NYC. This year’s awards were for Best Magazine Program (Best of Season 6) and Environment Program/Special (Auralis).

This year’s awards were for Best Magazine Program Nueva York: Best of Season 6 (August 4, 2011) and Environment – Program/Special Nueva York: Auralis (April 7, 2011).

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. The entire team was honored for Best of Season 6. The episode summarizes the diversity of Latino experience in New York. Individual segments of the episode include: Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature; Auralis, an eco-fashion designer of Puerto Rican descent; Mexican singer Lila Downs; Albor Ruiz, Daily News columnist, who has covered the Dream Act movement; a short report on how the Latino community tries to encourage fair migratory reform; and writers from the Latino LGBT population who perform their work as part of the series Panic!

Producer/editor Sarah Foudy was individually honored in the category of Environment – Program/Special for her segment Nueva York: Auralis. The piece portrays Puerto Rican fashion designer Auralis who discovered, as she began her career, that fashion is one of the industries most responsible for environmental degradation. Foudy’s documentary chronicles how, from Sunset Park-Brooklyn, Auralis creates eco-friendly clothing inspired by the tropical environment of her native island.

Other editions of the Emmys have brought the series six previous awards. The show holds more trophies than any other production of CUNY TV.  To read and learn more, visit: http://www.cuny.tv/show/nuevayork

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Awards, Student & Faculty News

 

Graduate’s Indie Ingenuity Grabs GM:

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Photo courtesy of: http://www.chevrolet.com/

It’s the stuff of legend. Zack Borst (Class ’10) made a Commercial for General Motors and it aired during the Super Bowl XLVI.  The Budget? $478 (Yes – Four Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars).

Read more and view it at: http://www.chevrolet.com/culture/article/superbowl-route-66.html

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Awards, Student & Faculty News

 

2011 MFA Grad’s Student Films Win Big (and Often!)

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Alex Lora’s short documentary, ODYSSEUS’ GAMBIT, made as a class assignment for Prof. Antonio Tibaldi’s Digital Production class, won awards at 18 international film festivals including Tous Court at Aix-en Provence and Kracaw International Film Festival. The film was one of 7 selected for the “Short Documentaries” competition at the Sundance 2013 Film Festival and was nominated for the Gaudi Catalan Academy Awards (Spain).  Lora’s “experimental short”, entitled US, made for Prof. Herman Lew’s Camera Class, was nominated for a 2012 Student Academy Award. Lora also served as Assistant Editor and Sound Designer on Tibaldi’s 62-min documentary, [s]comparse, winner of the Spirit Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and nominated for Best Documentary at Torino Film Festival; American Documentary Film Festival (Palm Springs); Archipelago Film Festival (Rome).

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Awards, Student & Faculty News