What do owls, drag queens, and poets have in common? It’s a tricky question, that is unless you’re attending frameline34, the 34th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival—the world’s landmark showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cinema—where not one but two CCA Film Program faculty members have award-winning feature films in this year's program.
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens
Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen
This is the first in a short series of Q&A sessions with students in CCA's First Year Program, or "first years." The sequence is aimed at familiarizing prospective CCA students with our Bay Area art-making community. Maybe you’ll imagine yourself here!
Check back for another interview next week, or (better yet!) subscribe to the RSS feed at the link below and never miss an update. As always, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about our admissions and enrollment processes.
Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.
Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Imaginative Feats Literally Presented: Three Fables for Video Projection
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, 2009
PDF, 29 pages, free
The seductive, disquieting video installations of Jeanne C. Finley (Media Arts faculty) and John Muse create tension among visual, auditory, documentary, and narrative elements. This exhibition catalog, designed by Ellen Gould (Graphic Design 2001), documents Finley and Muse's presentation at Haverford College in 2008 and includes an essay by Irina Leimbacher.
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Cheryl Dunye's The Owls earns a Teddy Award at 60th International Berlin Film Festival
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 by Clay Walsh
(l to r) Jim Allison, Adam Behrmann, Chun-Ping Wang, Edward Hayden, Rebecca Reilly, and Erinn Clancy
Yesterday California College of Arts faculty member Cheryl Dunye escorted 12 CCA Media Arts students on one of the most exciting adventures a student could dream up: a weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Students arrived sleepy-eyed at the crack of dawn at the San Francisco International Airport to board their plane, but the excitement stayed in the air and kept everyone amped up for a good time.
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Clay Walsh
Last night San Francisco made history by hosting "Sundance Film Festival U.S.A." at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in Japantown. CCA Media Arts cochair Rob Epstein and codirector Jeffrey Friedman were on hand for the screening of their new feature film, Howl, which kicked off the Sundance Film Festival last week in Park City, Utah, and will screen once again tonight.
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Grace Lee
The Lucasfilm internship website is now available for students to apply to the 2010 Summer Jedi Academy Program. Applications accepted through Monday, February 15, 2010. Students who have additional questions should send a message to .
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 by Clay Walsh
No better time than the present to kick off CCA’s new Film blog now that the Sundance Film Festival (January 21–31), the largest independent cinema festival in the United States is up and running. And you’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at all things Sundance.