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Film Alum Erblin Nushi a Finalist for Student Academy Awards

BINI Official Trailer from Tilia Entertainment on Vimeo. Film at Mason graduate Erblin Nushi (FAVS, 2017) has advanced to the finals of the Student Academy Awards in the Narrative (Domestic Films) category for his film BINI. His film is one of eight films to make it to the finals and the only work created by…

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Best of Film at Mason

The Best of Film at Mason Highlighting award-winning student films Friday, September 7th 3-5 pm, Harris Theatre Free and open to the public The Best of Film at Mason is a showcase of recent notable and award-winning films. From heartfelt to heartbreaking intermediate and Senior fiction films, to poignant intermediate and beginning level documentary shorts,…

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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Dan Mirvish Masterclass

Dan Mirvish: Masterclass Friday, September 14, 12noon Art and Design Building 1007 Dan Mirvish is a director, screenwriter, producer, author and inventor. His film, Bernard and Huey (written by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer), has played in 30 festivals on five continents and has a coast-to-coast theatrical release in the US. Dan’s film Between Us, was an…

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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Dark Money

Dark Money Tuesday, October 30, 4:30pm Johnson Center Cinema Documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker Kimberly Reed Kimberly Reed’s documentary examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. This political thriller film takes viewers to Montana. a frontline in the fight…

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The Pick Up to Screen at DC Shorts

THE PICK UP, the second film produced by the Mason Film Lab, will make its Washington, DC Premiere at DC Shorts Film Festival with three chances to watch! DC Shorts Film Festival Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 SHOWCASE 4 Friday, Sep 7, 2018 9:30p.m. – 11:00p.m. Sunday, Sep 9,…

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Film at Mason Welcomes New Faculty

Film and Video Studies announces the hire of two new full-time, tenure-track faculty. Please welcome Nikyatu Jusu, Assistant Professor in Directing and Screenwriting, and Maura Ugarte, Assistant Professor in Directing and Editing.   Nikyatu Jusu Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker Professor Nikyatu Jusu’s films have played at festivals nationally and internationally garnering her a myriad of laurels…

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Summer Research in Asia

Vibrations student crew present their research in Asia at the OSCAR poster session. LtoR: Brittney Flores, Blaire Collingwood, Zeyn Faddoul, and Sanders Evans. Photo: Lisa Thrasher. Film and Video Studies professors Ben Steger and Lisa Thrasher traveled to Asia this July with four students to film episodes for VIBRATIONS. Directed by Benjamin Steger and Produced…

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Winners of the 2018 Mason Film Festival

LtR: Hannah Looney; Logan McKennah Brown; Erik Muendel, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Brightline Interactive; Lindsey Oblitey; and Stephen Gentry. (Not pictured: Kaidan Blackmer) Thanks to a donation from Brightline Interactive, our Film and Video Studies festival jury gave monetary awards to filmmakers in the Best of Fest (Spring and Fall), Best Drama, Best…

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FAVS at 10

Join us for FAVS @ 10, a celebration of the past ten years of the Film and Video Studies program at George Mason University! The FAVS @ 10 is a full day of programming celebrating the growth of the program over the last decade and honoring alumni from the FAVS BA, FAMS minor and MAIS…

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