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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

On Friday, the day after the film is screened, Gibney will be in conversation with Cowan and Rob Epstein, the co-chair of the California College of Art’s film program as part of the Cinema Visionaries program. 

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

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California College of the Arts Announces New Partnership with San Francisco Film Society

 

San Francisco, Calif., April 2015 – The Film Program at California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) in conjunction with the school’s renowned Cinema Visionaries program. Together, SFFS and CCA will produce a series of lectures and classes featuring celebrated filmmakers.

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Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 by Benjamin Austin

Thor (Þorfinnur) Guðnason and Lynn Kirby

In 1985 documentary filmmaker Thor (Þorfinnur) Guðnason (BFA Film/Video 1988) was just starting his career, a journey that has led him to great success, when he graduated from CCA.

Since then he has made award-winning documentaries with worldwide distribution (National Geographic, TBS, ARTE, ZDF, NRK, TVP, Discovery Europe, etc.).

And like most young artists, Guðnason had many interests when he began his career, but it wasn’t until inspiration struck that he was able to pursue his passion in earnest.

Inspired by Filmmaking

“When I saw David Lynch's film Eraserhead, something struck a nerve in me,” says Guðnason. “I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life: make films and tell stories.”

This revelation brought clarity of purpose, but realizing intent is only part of the process of becoming; actualization requires sacrifice.

For Guðnason it required leaving his Icelandic home, where no film programs existed, in search of cinematic opportunities abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

The 55-year-old Hong is one of the most well-known Korean directors in the international film circuit. HIS Films depict Everyday human Relationships, Mostly male-Female Relationships, and sometimes explore larger Political themes through HIS unique aesthetic style, Which avoids the cliche. Born in Seoul, Hong studied film at Seoul's Chung-Ang University, the California College of Arts and Crafts , and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

When I wrote my recent feature Test I ignored the usual advice about screenwriting structure. It was a leap of faith and an experiment in not knowing. Compared to earlier writing experiences (a co-written first feature, The New Twenty, and two other scripts that didn’t get made), the process may have been difficult, but it felt right. In addition to letting myself not know the story until after it was written, I also ignored standard industry orthodoxy about keeping description to a minimum. I wanted a movie with long sequences that had no dialogue, that depended on image and sound.

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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Thinking about writing a screenplay? First talk to CCA Film faculty member Chris Mason Johnson -- that's what Filmmaker Magazine did in its recent article "Thinking About Screenwriting in a New (Old) Way Or: A Call To Arms!"

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Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Cheryl Dunye, previous Film faculty and current graduate advisor, earned the audience award for Best Short Film for Black Is Blue (2014) at this year's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (produced by Frameline), which ran from June 19 to 29.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by Brook Hinton

Ji Hong Ahn in "The Girl in the Moon"

Senior Filmmaker Spotlight: Ji Hong Ahn

Screening at Double Exposure (CCA Film final screening)
Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall

Ji Hong Ahn's latest film, The Girl in the Moon, was conceived as he looked toward his last semester at CCA. “I began to wonder what it would be like if someone could be completely detached from his/her responsibilities and burdens.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Brook Hinton

Senior Filmmaker Spotlight: Leah Dubuc

Screening at Double Exposure (CCA Film final screening)
Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall

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Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 by Brook Hinton

 

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT #1: DOMINIQUE SEWARD
Screening at DOUBLE EXPOSURE - CCA Film Final Screening
Thursday MAY 8, 7PM, Timken Lecture Hall
 

Graduating senior Dominique Seward will present TWO works at the show this thursday night - a live performance (The Dom Seward II Archives) and a short from her upcoming feature Victor.

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