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Read Joe Ralko’s Story

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We get what we deserve.

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Reeves Lehmann: Veteran’s Day Blog

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The thing that most people don’t understand about war is that it never really ends.

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Alumni Blog: Kyle Mumford

One year ago, Kyle Mumford wrote a blog about beginning post-production on his short film, Jamie & Jonathan. Now, his film is in the Big Apple Film Festival, and the feature screenplay has been accepted into the Austin Film Festival.

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Alumni Blog: Minos Papas

Update: Minos’ film has found educational distribution with Kanopy Streaming.

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Alumni Blog: Robert Cuollo

Robert Cuollo’s thesis film is screening in the Big Apple Film Festival.

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Jim Jarmusch: Gimme Danger

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Francisco Fontes reviews Gimme Danger, from director Jim Jarmusch, at the New York Film Festival.

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Ken Loach: I, Daniel Blake

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Francisco Fontes reviews I, Daniel Blake, by director Ken Loach, at the New York Film Festival.

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Kelly Reichardt: Certain Women

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Francisco Fontes reviews Certain Women, by writer and director Kelly Reichardt, at the New York Film Festival.

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Kleber Mendonça: Aquarius

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Francisco Fontes reviews Aquarius, by up and coming Brazilian writer and director, Kleber Mendonça Filho, at the New York Film Festival.

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Francisco Fontes: The Joys of a Festival

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It’s not enough to say Director Francisco Fontes, (BFA Film ’16) has an encyclopedic knowledge film, especially contemporary film.

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Alumni Blog: Brooke Comegys

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Welcome to Bitch Talk With Brooke, a new series featuring Brooke Comegys (BFA Screenwriting ’10) letting loose on topics she has strong opinions about. 

Two months after graduating SVA in 2014, I was already in a slump. I went from interning at SNL in writer’s research (a goal I set for myself to complete while at SVA) to sleeping in till 3 pm – only to start my shift at a restaurant in Brooklyn at 4.

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Alumni Blog: Steven Cartoccio

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Two years ago, Steven Cartoccio (BFA Animation ’12) shared the pilot episode of his animated series, Concrete Jungle, with us.

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Alumni Blog: Joe Ralko

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Joe Ralko’s homegrown web series is true DIY independent filmmaking.

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Alumni Blog: Kyle Samuels

Kyle Samuels graduated SVA’s BFA Animation program in 2012, and his work is already being shown on Adult Swim.

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Alumni Blog: Ben Duffy

SVA film ’14, Ben Duffy’s latest  film is about people who do adaptive sports, which means adapting to extreme physical issues. It makes you proud to be a human being.

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