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.

Morgan Land

“How does one person compartmentalize incredible violence and murder with genuine love and affection for his family?” asks Land, in an interview with The Loyolan. “This kind of duality in the human condition is something that begs to be discussed.”

Glenn Gebhard

SFTV Professor Glenn Gebhard’s film, Greetings from Fire Island, won the J. Stuart Blackton Award for Best Documentary at the Long Island Film Festival.

The documentary provides a snapshot of Fire Island: its ecological treasures, history of shipwrecks and hurricanes, thriving gay communities, conflict with the mainland and enduring transience as its buffeted by forces both natural and man-made.

Film Outside the Frame

SFTV Students! It’s time to submit your film, screenplay or teleplay to SFTV’s 2013 Film Outside the Frame Film Festival!

Entry forms must be submitted online. Please read and follow the directions carefully and pay special attention to eligibility rules and required entry materials, as there have been changes since last year. You must submit your film or screenplay to be considered for juried awards.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

FINAL DEADLINE: 4 P.M. on MAY 31, 2013

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.

Jose Garcia Moreno

SFTV’s Chair of Animation José García Moreno was interviewed by Animation Career Review — the site recently ranked SFTV’s Animation Program one of the top in the U.S., calling the school a “gem in animation education.” In this spotlight Q&A, Moreno discusses his work, education and applying universal knowledge to animation.