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Dusty Winner: Joe Sulsenti

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Animator Joe Sulsenti took home TWO Dustys this year (Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation & Outstanding Achievement in Animation Production Design) for his very funny and surprisingly emotional film, Fishy.

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Dusty Winner: Julia Anquier

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IFP Award winner Julia Anquier looks to correct misrepresentations of feminine friendship with her thesis film, Farewell to Flesh. Set in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, her film cuts right to the point. 

Making a film is making something out of nothing.

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Dusty Winner: Alejandro Cortés

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Los Desaparecidos, 2017 Dusty Award winner for Outstanding Film, is the most personal film yet made by Alejandro Cortes, and the first he has made in his native Mexico.

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Alumni Blog: Bat-Ami Rivlin

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2016 graduate Bat-Ami worked with Animator Ivan Viaranchyk on their Dusty winning thesis film, Night Shadows. Here, she tells us about screening the film at the Madeira Film Festival in Madeira Island, Portugal.

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Alumni Blog: Jen Vestuto

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Screenwriter Jen Vestuto (BFA Screenwriting 2010) and writing partner, Melissa Marlette, have written the shattering final episode of The Vampire Diaries.

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Alumni Blog: Shubhashish Bhutiani

UPDATE:

C International Sales has closed a slew of sales on award-winning Indian drama Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan), including deals with the BFI for the UK & Eire and Cargo Records for Germany.

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Alumni Blog: Alejandro Veciana

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Alejandro Veciana (BFA Film 2016) has created a different kind of film screening series.

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Alumni Blog: Adam Vazquez

Adam Vazquez and Abdool Corlette (BFA Film 2013) created a new documentary series about 50 queer and transgender men of color.

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Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 3

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In case you are wondering how the water in Flint, Michigan, affects YOU, read this.

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Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 4

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Will tells us why he was compelled to make a documentary on Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. 

I grew up wanting to be a filmmaker but I never thought I would do documentary.

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Alumni Blog: Andrew Swartley Cohen

Andrew Cohen may have graduated 30 years ago, but he’s never stopped learning about –or having fun with — visual storytelling.

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Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 1

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Will Hart (BFA Cinematography, 2014) has been following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, since the beginning, working on a documentary.

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Alumni Blog: Montana Hall

Montana Hall (BFA Animation, 2016) is the winner of a $5,000 grant generously endowed by Yulia and Susheel Kirpalani for outstanding work in Animation Screenwriting.

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Alumni Blog: Kyle Colgan

Kyle Colgan (BFA Directing, 2014)  wrote a feature screenplay immediately after finishing his thesis film.

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