, The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts proudly presents its Best Films of 2012! Join us for our New York screening May 7th at 8:00 PM (originally scheduled for 7:30 PM) at the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012) to see excellent work from our graduate and undergraduate filmmakers. There will also be a post-screening reception, location announced at the event. We hope you will join us to celebrate the success of our students. See you at the movies! Did you hear the FANTASTIC news? TWO films by recent FSU College of Motion Picture Arts
grads took home Student Emmys last week! Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha/Zach Johnson [producer]) won First Place and The Hatchling (BFA F3 2012 John Wikstrom/Michael Smith [producer]) won Third Place in the Children's Programming category of the College Television Awards, on April 25 in Los Angeles. (And two of the winners (Johnson and Wikstrom) happened to be co-directors of our "Spirit of Florida State" 2012 institutional message found here: http://bit.ly/SpiritFSU
!)Congrats to these amazing alumni. We're SO proud! :) And Josh Smooha (BFA 12) was awarded one of four Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarshps ($10,000) by the Television Academy Foundation! Jennifer Braddock (BFA 04) is now living in New Orleans and has just been elected as the Central Region Council Recording Secretary for Local 600. She is also editor of Camera Operator magazine, a publication for the Society of Camera Operators. Jen is sending me copies of Camera Operator magazine, as well as the Union membership brochure, so if you are on campus stop by my office and pick up copies! From Praheme da Praphet (MFA 10) “The Muddy Lions take over the Historic Byrd Theater in Richmond, VA on May 18 for the premiere screening of the Adventures of the Muddy Lions. Go to http://www.troop491-movie.com
for complete information and to purchase tickets. From Dean Patterson: “I'm sorry to report that our colleague and screenwriting teacher extraordinaire, Tim Long, has decided to resign. During his 18 years of service, Tim served as an important agent of change and guide to improvement in the College of Motion Picture Arts. After joining the faculty in 1995, he quickly began shifting the culture of our MFA production program from one that produced student films that were general filmmaking exercises, to a program that now values specificity and produces story-centered, short professional films. Within four years of his arrival we won our first Student Academy Award, Slow Dancin' Down the Aisles of the Quickcheck, an honor that filmmaker Thomas Jackson says he would have never received without Tim's "life-changing mentorship." Tim went on to mentor the College's next four Student Academy Award-winning films, and 12 Student Emmy-winners before accepting his new role as Head of Screenwriting in our MFA writing program. His teaching and leadership in the MFA writing program has been critical to its early success, and to the increase in the quality of applicants and student writers we are fortunate to now have in the program.” From Kelsey Scott (MFA 99) “I must say, 2013 is coming along swimmingly, so far :) Please spend some of your Cinco de Mayo with me - by tuning into Lifetime TV this Sunday night for episode #709 of Army Wives “Blood and Treasure in which I portray Dr. Melody Lam!” Sam Beam (Iron and Wine, MFA 99) was on Jimmy Kimmel on April 26th.! From Allison Troxell (BFA 94) “"HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY to my fellow graduates of the FIRST GRADUATING CLASS of the undergraduate Film School at Florida State. We are now producers, directors, writers, lawyers, film festival exec, post production gurus and not the least of which mothers and fathers. I am proud to have walked the halls of Diffenbaugh with you years ago and walked thru life as alumni and friends. Shout out to those who aren't on FB or I've overlooked." From Adam Cornelius (BFA 99) “Finally, the award-winning documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters is available to the entire world, in any format, on any device, with all the special features in HD for just $10! The film is available for DRM-free purchase directly from the filmmakers at the film's website: ecstasyoforder.com
...all courtesy of VHX, the company that helped to release Indie Game: The Movie and many others. For any of you who have not seen the film yet, please write back and we will grant you a promotional code to get free access to the the film and all its special features in full HD quality so you can write a review. The first 100 customers to use the promo code "longbardrought" will be able to purchase the film for just $5. Thanks again. We are very proud to finally share this film with the world and appreciate everyone's support.” The MFA Screenwriters' Kickstarter campaign is in the final push toward our goal! We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the FSU network. Thank you so much! But we still need your help. There's just 8 days left and we are almost there. Even if you can only pledge a dollar, we'll take it. If every person who reads this Warren Report pledged a dollar, we'd reach our goal in not time at all. Please visit our Kickstarter page and pledge now. Don't forget - a t-shirt with Reb Braddock's face on it is yours if you pledge $50! You could design your own Reb shirt but you know you'll never get around to actually doing it so, help us with our campaign while guaranteeing yourself that reward.CLICK HERE to go to our KICKSTARTER PAGE!
-The FSU MFA Screenwriters (Matthew, Hayley, Ira, Lauren and Clarke)This week with the Tallahassee Film Society: “• TFS/ASC to Begin Gathr "Previews" Tuesday Night Series
• "Three Worlds" Starts Friday, May 3!
• Gathr Preview Series Kicks-Off with, "The Iceman" this Tuesday!
• Sneak Peek at Next Gathr Preview Film: "The Deep"
• "Clandestine Childhood" Coming Next Week!” For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – May 2, 2013 Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) and Bye, Hyungjik (BFA F3 2013 Hyungjik Lee) are Region II Winners in the Student Oscar competition. They now go on to the national competition for a Student Oscar. For more information about this contest, go to http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/index.html
. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha/Zach Johnson [producer]) won First Place and The Hatchling (BFA F3 2012 John Wikstrom/Michael Smith [producer]) won Third Place in the Children’s Programming category of the College Television Awards, on April 25 in Los Angeles. For more information about this competition, go to http://www.emmys.tv/foundation
. Raising the Titanic (BFA Documentary 2012 Alex Mitchell) was awarded Best Documentary at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, April 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to www.nffty.org
. Two Old Nuts (MFA D2 2012 Spencer Lenzie) was selected for screening at the Laugh or Die Comedy Festival in Chicago,June 7-9. For more information about this festival, go to http://laughordiecomedyfest.com
. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was invited to screen at the Inside Out Gay & Lesbian Film Fest in Toronto, May 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.insideout.ca
. Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): A Pony for Connie (BFA Thesis 2011 Tansy Michaud) was selected for screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival, April 25 – May 2. For more information about this festival, go to www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was selected for screening at the LA Comedy Festival, April 26 – May 9. For more information about this festival, go to www.lacomedyfest.com
. Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) was invited to screen at the Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Canada, May 1-5. For more information about this festival, go to www.reelshorts.ca
. Haze (MFA D2 2012 Curtis Adair) is an official selection of the Free Speech Film Festival in Philadelphia on May 15. For more information about this festival, go to http://freespeechfilmfestival.org
. 911 (MFA Thesis 2012 Andrew Fairbank) and Raising the Titanic (BFA Documentary 2012 Alex Mitchell) were selected for screening in the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in France, May 15-26. For more information about this showcase, go to www.ampav.com
. Dhoni (BFA F1 2012 Nastasia Humphries) was selected for screening at the Phoenix Comicon, May 23-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.phoenixcomicon.com
. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at Dances with Films in Los Angeles, May 30 – June 6. For more information about this festival, go to danceswithfilms.com. Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au
. Viral (BFA Documentary 2011 Dustin Waldman/Rakan Shaker) was selected for screening at NewFilmmakers NY, June 12. For more information about this series, go to www.newfilmmakers.com
. Granted (MFA Thesis 2012 Cait Shull) and A Rainy Day on Main Street (MFA D2 2011 Cait Shull) were selected for screening at the Hyart Film Festival in Lovell, Montana, June 20-22. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.lovellinc.org/downtown.html
. Haze (MFA D2 2012 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, August 6-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.mvaaff.com
. The Rebel Prince (MFA D2 2012 Fabian Davis) was selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Ocoee, Florida, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com
. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com
); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (www.radcon.org
); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com
). -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215; 850 644 2626 firstname.lastname@example.orgSee More