Rewind: A Look Back at FOF 2012

It’s that time of year again. Submissions are now closed for the 2013 Film Outside the Frame student awards and film festival, and the judging process is under way. As … Read more

Semester Abroad: Stories from Bonn

Eighteen SFTV students made the trek to Bonn, Germany to live, work and play as part of LMU’s Semester Abroad program. Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the hometown of Beethoven and is the ideal location for cultural excursions including festivals, film studio tours, exhibitions and trips to other European countries.

Students who participate in the program live with German host families while taking courses in production, cinematography and editing taught by both LMU and German professors. Throughout the semester, students work closely with the Academy for International Education and collaborate with peers to each create a 10-15 minute documentary shot in Europe and later screened on the LMU campus.

LogLines caught up with four recent SFTV study abroad students and SFTV Associate Professor Kurt Daugherty. Push play.

Get A Case of the Monday Nights

Mondays can be a drag, but Monday NIGHTS, well, that’s another story. SFTV’s signature Monday Nights Series gives students and alumni access to advance screenings, Q&A’s and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious professionals working in the industry. During the Spring 2013 semester, we welcomed industry executives including writer/producer Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), alum/director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), and just around the corner, LMU alum/writer/director Brian Helgeland will be screening his new film 42.

Now, LogLines gives you a front row seat to Monday Nights as we roll out clips from this past year’s events. Make sure to check our video section where we will regularly post highlights and videos. In the meantime, check out highlights of Jay Oliva’s visit, below.

Steed Symposium 2013 On Campus Program

A Place at the Table opened in theaters this past weekend, but LMU SFTV will be screening the film on March 31, 2013 as part of The Steed Symposium, the film school’s annual industry event. This year’s theme is Game Changers—filmmakers, executives, and media that act as agents of social change. The program will include a case study with Participant Media executives that will cover how filmmakers can use their craft to impact social change and action, as well as ways to develop effective campaigns to pitch and market social issue films.

Professor Charles Swanson’s Top Films for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we asked our Chair of Production, Charles Swanson, to suggest films that celebrate the African American experience. Below, he shares his recommendations of movies from African American filmmakers, including both fiction and documentaries. We have focused on a few of them; for the complete list, scroll to the bottom of the page.

On the Road with America’s New Dream Team

When SFTV alumna Jenniffer Castillo (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’11) discovered a group of undocumented youth were walking across the country in support of immigration reform and the Dream Act, she used her personal savings to document their journey.