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Student Blog: Sandy Ismail

Sandy Ismail (BFA Editing, 2017) is a Lebanese-American, born and raised in Astoria, Queens, NY.

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Building Bridges: Isabel Montes

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There’s nothing simple and straightforward about being “Hispanic,” according to Third year editor, Isabel Montes (Building Bridges 17-18).

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Building Bridges: Domenica Garcia

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Directing Student, Domenica Garcia, (’18) is from Ecuador and Mexico — but even more from a rich world of extraordinary, everyday, women.

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Building Bridges: Danielle Howard

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Not all Heritage is about ethnicity- or where your family is actually from.

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Student Blog: Margale Eustache

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Margale Eustache 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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Student Blog: John Tashiro

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Dejan Georgevich, ASC’s, Master Class in Cinematography gives students the opportunity to speak with industry professionals.

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Student Blog: Anastasia Erastova

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Second year directing student, Anastasia Erastova, is beginning a year long journey in the Building Bridges program – which brings the amazingly diverse artists of SVA film into collaboration with their peers from universities of the arts in Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.

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Student Blog: Hannah Stephens

Hannah Stephens (BFA, Animation 2020) shares the animatic of her latest project —  some haunting for the holidays…

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Student Blog: Anastasia Erastova

Short, sexy, and shot in three hours.

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Read Anonymous’ story

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Swastika drawn on a student’s dorm door at The New School in Manhattan.

It is really destroying me, to see how its affecting people across the country.

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Read Taimi Nevaluoma’s Story

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Taimi Nevaluoma is an exchange student from Aalto University in Helsinki.

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Read Meicen Meng’s story

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I don’t know where to begin: anger, sadness, disappointment, frustration, confusion, and despair.

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Read Elizabeth Davalos’ story

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Elizabeth Davalos, 2nd year Animation
Reality slaps me in the face as the 6:40 AM alarm blaringly sounds off.

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Read Victoria Korty’s Story

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I wish not another one of these stories were about to be told – but here we go.

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Read Isabela Quintero’s Story

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Antonia’s American Girls

My nine-year old sister doesn’t look like me.

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