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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Cheryl Dunye's The Owls earns a Teddy Award at 60th International Berlin Film Festival

CCA visiting artist Cheryl Dunye's film The Owls was honored with a Teddy Award nomination at the 60th International Berlin Film Festival, which took place February 11-21 and typically attracts more than 20,000 moviegoers.

Dunye's debut feature film, The Watermelon Women, won the award in 1996.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Design for the 60th Berlin International Film Festival is attributed to designers of Berlin-based Büro Otto Sauhaus

These are the words every filmmaker hopes to hear: "It is my pleasure to invite your film to the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin." While not every filmmaker actually hears these words, CCA Media Arts faculty member Cheryl Dunye has heard them more than once—most recently for her latest feature The Owls, which has been selected to screen at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival this February.

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Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 by David Meckel

David Meckel describes the Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage and its uses; Alfonso Alverez, working with his class in the Production Stage, provides a description of his 16 mm Film Production course.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

(photo by JoJo Whilden)

Howl, a feature film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, will have its world premiere on the first night of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 21. The opening-night structure is new this year. Instead of one single headliner, there will be three, one in each of three categories: short film, narrative, and documentary. Howl will be featured in the narrative category; the jurors selected it for this special honor out of nearly 2,000 submissions.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by Clay Walsh

The winning short videos in CCA’s annual R.A.W. Video (Real Artists at Work) student competition are playing near you! As expected, the range of subject interpretation was as impressive and wildly creative as the CCA student body itself.

For this year’s competition in which each of the five winning filmmakers received $500 (and a $100 award for honorable mention), undergraduate contestants were challenged to create a short video depicting the CCA-based theme “culture of critique.”

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