SVA Film & Animation
Archives

After School Special: Ben Duffy

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL SCREENING:
Tuesday 9/12/17

7:00PM Disability & Visibility

An evening dedicated to bringing visibility to the disability community.  The Blind, Seen (2016) is the autobiographical story of photographer David Snider (BFA 1992 Photography) and his blind parents.  Anelisa Garfunkel’s (MFA 2016 Visual Narrative) We Will Ride (2016), being given its theatrical premiere, follows disabled riders fighting for public transportation improvements in Boston.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Christopher Garetano

Christopher Garetano (BFA Directing 2000) speaks to us about his new docudrama, The Dark Files – which premieres on The History Channel September 8th. 

 

Before I yammer on and on about my recent success I’d like to tell you where I’m coming from first:

What good would the following words be if, while my fingertips are pounding this keyboard, I refuse to be honest with you?

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Nick Chakwin

18738552_10100148186774742_3784569613067692652_o

Nick Chawkin (BFA Directing ’09) proves that determination and creative thinking are the most crucial assets to independent filmmaking. 

 

After graduating from SVA in ’09, I moved to LA.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Ti West

TiWest_Main

Ti West (BFA Directing) worked with Oscar nominees Ethan Hawke and John Travolta on his latest film, but it’s Jumpy The Dog who steals the film.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Shailyn Cotten

UPDATE: After Oil wins Best Web Series and Screenwriter of the Month awards at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog, Dusty


Alumni Blog: Justin Ho

Three years ago, Justin Ho (BFA Cinematography ’12) wrote one of our first alumni blogs about directing his first feature film.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Dusty Winner: Joe Sulsenti

13254501_10206177644590006_6238176698846356357_n

UPDATE: Fishy wins Best Animated Short category at the PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog, Dusty


Dusty Winner: Julia Anquier

juliastage

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.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog, Dusty


Dusty Winner: Alejandro Cortés

17212110_10211131982809261_1587950852199895000_o

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.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog, Dusty


Alumni Blog: Bat-Ami Rivlin

WhatsApp Image 2017-04-20 at 10.34.40

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.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Jen Vestuto

jen

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

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


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.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Alejandro Veciana

14908284_1177461982322780_8926001196664115053_n-534x534

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

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


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.

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog


Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 3

IMG_8880

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

CONTINUE READING POST

Filed Under: Alumni Blog