Wednesday, May 21, 2014
School of Theatre Film & Television I Dream in Widescreen Announces Winners
I Dream in Widescreen: BFA Thesis Films from The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, is proud to announce its winning graduates in 2014.The Fancy New Filmmaker Award, the grand prize of a festival and exhibition grant from Los Angeles-based postproduction facility, Fancy Film, went to BFA 2014 Film & TV graduate, Rafael Gomez, for La Graduación, a short film he wrote, directed and based off real events that happened to his father when he was a young man. Gomez will be able to professionally present his film at the top international film festivals on the festival circuit. With this award, Gomez received an HD Cam master, a 2K unencrypted DCP, a professionally created Blu-ray master and five Blu-ray copies, plus a professionally created streaming QT for Vimeo presentation.
Presented by Production Designer and Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence for the American Film Institute Conservatory, Joseph Garrity (Family Tree, Best in Show, Sunshine Cleaning, etc.), The UA Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Production Design went to BFA 2014 Film & TV graduates, Adrea Graun and Emily MacDonald for the film Draw Me Invisible, directed by Dae Hyun Song. The UA Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography went to Cooper James for the music video, Surface Hercules, directed by Ben Montemayor. Directors Dae Hyun Song and Ben Montemayor each get $250 that will go toward further promotion and exhibition of their films.
The Entertainment Partners Award for Excellence in Producing went to Alexis B. Preston, Cooper James and Nicholas Snell for the film, One Foot In, directed by Alexis B. Preston. The second award of the same name went to Christopher Cegielski and Dae Hyun Song for Bloodlines, directed by Christopher Cegielski. All producers received a copy of EP’s Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software, the industry standard for this software.
The jurors who chose the award-winning works among the 2014 thesis films from The University of Arizona’s graduating Film & Television class were: Claudette Godfrey, the Short Film Programmer for the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas; Herb Stratford, Programming Director at the Napa Valley Film Festival and Tucson film critic; and Joseph Garrity, a Los Angeles-based production designer who is also the Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence in Production Design at the American Film Institute Conservatory.