FICG LA – Master Animator Rita Basulto

As the second day of Fall classes began, Animation students got off to a quick start with a masterclass featuring the animator-director Rita Basulto, joined by cinematographer Sergio Ulloa, a … Read more

And the Woody Woodpecker Award Goes to…

Hayley Foster, Animation ‘13 was awarded the Woody Woodpecker Award for Best Student Animated Short Film for Yamashita.  Her film portrays a young girl who perseveres through the experience of being detained … 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.

Matthew Thompson

Congratulations to SFTV freshman Matthew Thompson whose film, Night Sights, has been picked up by ITN Distributions. Night Sights was the only feature film to be screened at the 2012 National Film Festival … Read more

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

Monday Nights Series: Director Jay Oliva

Director and LMU alum/instructor Jay Oliva screened his two-part animated film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Q&A moderated by Chair of Animation José García Moreno.

Monday Night Series: Cinematographer Robert Yeoman

As part of SFTV’s Monday Nights Series, we welcomed cinematographer Robert Yeoman for a screening of Moonrise Kingdom, followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Richard Hadley. Check out the video of highlights from the evening’s discussion.

Bryce Hirschberg, Isidor Pollak

The short films Counterfeiters, directed by recent SFTV alum Bryce Hirschberg and 2012 FOF’s Best Picture winning film, and Dreams- A Trayvon Martin Story, directed by SFTV sophomore Isidor ‘Izzy’ Pollak, have been selected as part of KCET’s Annual Fine Cut Student Film Festival. KCET’s annual festival honors filmmakers from eight of LA’s film schools. Fine Cut will air each Thursday over the course of five-weeks beginning January 17, 2013 at 9 p.m. The series airs during KCET’s arts and culture series, Open Call, hosted by Suzanna Guzmán.

Dreams- A Trayvon Martin Story will air on January 24, 2102
Counterfeiters will air February 7, 2013

I Love Movies (2012)

I Love Movies opened SFTV’s annual student film festival, Film Outside the Frame 2012. The short film was produced by SFTV students under the direction of SFTV’s resident filmmaker, Anay Tarnekar.