April Dobbins was given the chance of a lifetime when she was selected as one of four 2017 Sundance Knight Fellows.
Cinephiles, film scholars, and filmmakers are coming together at University of Miami School of Communication for the Bogart Film Noir Competition & Student Showcase on Friday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 15.
The event brings together an eclectic mix of South Florida filmmakers for workshops, screenings, and a student short film competition.
All events are free and open to the public.
Friday, November 11
On Nov. 11, 2015, the Chinese “Double 11” shopping day (like “Cyber Monday” in the U.S.), when Chinese girls were busy spending on clothes, Mingtian was desperate for money to complete her thesis film in the University of Miami School of Communication’s Master of Fine Arts program.
Faced with a $15,000 shortage, the 24-year-old from Beijing decided to do crowdfunding on WeChat, the Chinese version of Instagram.
The University of Miami School of Communication was a big winner at Miami International Film Festival’s (MIFF) CinemaSlam, taking home four out of seven possible awards. SoC films won Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Director, and Miami CinemaSlam Champion 2016 at the fifth annual local student competition.
Award-winning Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall is coming to the Cosford Cinema at University of Miami to present on Meaning and Ideas in Film Design on February 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the School of Communication at UM, the event is open to the public and admission is free. The presentation will include clips of her work followed by a Q&A session.
University of Miami graduate Gretchen Schroeder, B.S.C. in Motion Pictures ’15, accepted a position as an American Cinema Editors Intern. Only two recent college graduates with experience in, and a passion for, film editing are chosen nation-wide to be a part of this four-week program each year. Schroeder is one of only two UM alumni who have been offered this internship; the other UM alumna who interned at ACE is Rachel Schreibman, B.S.C. Motion Pictures ’10, in 2011.