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Happenings in the documentary film world and within the School of Visual Arts MFA in Social Documentary Film Community

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010
The Time Machine heads to more festivals…

MFA SocDoc second year student Mark Kendall’s film The Time Machine will makes its way to the following film festivals this fall:

- TriMedia Film Festival (Ft. Collins, CO) – Sept 2010

- EDINDOCS (Edinburgh, UK) – Sept 2010

- Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – Sept 2010

- International Student Film Festival (Pisek, Czech Republic) – Sept/Oct 2010

- Duke City DocFest (Albuquerque, NM) – Oct 2010

- DOCSDF (Mexico City, Mexico) – Oct 2010

- Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon (Springdale, UT) – Oct 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010
Michael Epstein’s film Lennon NYC selected for New York Film Fest

The prestigious New York Film Festival has selected Lennon NYC by director Michael Epstein to debut at the 2010 New York Film Festival. Michael teaches Visionary Journalism I in the MFA SocDoc department and has made a number of great films as a producer, director and writer. For more information about Michael and his film check out his bio on our web site and the PBS American Masters web site.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010
Ahead of Time at Angelika Film Center in NY Sept. 10 thru 16th

Ahead of Time, faculty member Bob Richman’s directorial debut will be screening at the Angelika Film Center in NY Sept. 10 thru 16th. You can buy tickets online and find out more information about Bob, Ruth Gruber, and the film: http://www.ruthgruberthemovie.com/


TUESDAY, JULY 13TH, 2010
Sasha Friedlander films thesis in Indoneisa

Sasha is currently in Indonesia filming her thesis film “Where Heaven Meets Hell: the Sulfur Miners of Kawah Ijen”. Sasha created this film last semester as one of her semester projects – it also deals with issues related to Indonesian culture and people.

Karma: The Outcasts of Bali from Sasha Friedlander on Vimeo.

THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2010
t21 Announces Winners of The Best of Student Docs 2010 Contest

Telegraph 21, the innovative website for documentary filmmakers, announced the winners of its Best of Student Docs 2010 contest. Winners were selected in two categories: Short Doc (under 15 min) and Feature Doc (15-60min). The winners are:

  • The Time Machine by Mark Kendall, School of Visual Arts – Short Documentary Winner
  • Tightly Knit by Jenni Nelson, Stanford University – Short Documentary Runner-Up
  • Waiting for Women by Estephan Wagnes, National Film and TV School – Feature Documentary Winner
  • Women of Steel by Priyanka Prunti, New York University – Feature Documentary Runner-Up

CONTINUE READING »

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2010
Racing Dreams at SocDoc on Thursday

Racing Dreams” the new documentary film by Marshall Curry will be shown on Thursday 6.10.10 at 6pm in the SocDoc Theater (ground floor – 136 W 21t street NY, NY 10011).

This free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Marshall Curry. Please rsvp to mbhattacharya(at)sva.edu

http://racingdreamsfilm.com/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2010
Media That Matters Fest: June 2, 2010

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Join us in NYC for the World Premiere of the tenth annual Media That Matters collection!

6:00 pm: Doors Open
7:00—9:00 pm: Screening of tenth annual Media That Matters collection

Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of our presenting partners for Take Action opportunities and a chance to meet the festival filmmakers.

Be among the first to see the 12 new inspiring short films selected this year by our jury of eight incredible activists and media makers.

School of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
See map

The theater is accessible by wheelchair.

Buy your tickets today before they sell out!

MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2010
SVA SocDoc Student Film “The Time Machine” in the Festival Circuit

The Time Machine by Mark Kendall, class of 2010 is being shown at:

  • 2010 Westchester Film Festival
  • 2010 Talking Pictures Festival
  • 2010 Washington, DC Independent Film & Music Festival—2010 Grand Jury Award for Best Student 2010 Arizona International Film Festival
  • 2010 Nashville Film Festival (nominated for best student film)
  • 2010 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival
MONDAY, MARCH 1ST, 2010
Film Screening: Leo Hurwitz & The New York School of Documentary Film

March 10-19 Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave ( at 2nd St)
New York
212-505-5181
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

Selected programs will be introduced by Tom Hurwitz, the filmmaker’s son, and by Manfred Kirchheimer, who worked with Leo Hurwitz on many of his later films. For full descriptions and details of the films, please visit: www.anthologyfilmarchives.org CONTINUE READING »

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2010
Barefoot to Timbuktu

We are hosting a special screening of BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU
followed by a Q&A with Ernst Aebi on Tuesday 2/9/10 in our theater.
Feel free to invite guests. Please rsvp to mbhattacharya@sva.edu. Thanks!

BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU
Opening February 12th at the Quad in New York
Directed by Martina Egi

BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU cleverly weaves archival and new material into a fascinating portrait of artist Ernst Aebi, an out-of-the-ordinary Swiss/American swashbuckler, one of the pioneers in the transformation of Soho and Tribeca’s factory spaces to lofts, and a social activist of a different kind. CONTINUE READING »

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