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‘Long Story Short’ program launches third edition of exposure for up and coming filmmakers

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
March 23, 2022

Drawing success from its short film category that’s seen more than 7,000 shorts, Kickstarter’s third annual month-long celebration Long Story Short brings creative stories to fruition and helps artists...

The flyer for Colorful Peace.

Student short film ‘Colorful Peace’ uses color to shed light on mental health struggles

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 14, 2021

First year visual media arts student Seyf Naman’s new short film, “Colorful Peace,” received the Spirit Award at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in September 2021.  The film sheds light on the...

Actress Sadaf Asgari

Oscar qualified short film “EXAM” written and directed by alum Sonia K. Hadad

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
January 26, 2021

The short film “EXAM,” created by writer and director Sonia K. Hadad ‘17, qualified for an Oscar on top of 33 other awards it’s received since the film’s release in 2019.  Among the 33 awards...

Jordan Cipolla ‘18 (right) brought his late friend, Adam James McCarthy ‘17’s (left), vision to life by finishing their collaborative short film “Tulips.” - Photo courtesy of Jordan Cipolla

Alum remember Adam James McCarthy with “Tulips” film

By Erin Nolan
February 14, 2019

Jordan Cipolla ‘18 and Adam James McCarthy ‘17 shared matching tattoos—stick and pokes done by Cipolla’s ex-girlfriend. The design depicted a tulip inside of a Bulleit Bourbon bottle next to...

Captain Jack’s 15-minute short film “Junk Town” started as a high school competition entry and outraged school and government officials. - Photo by Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

“Captain Jack” exposes dangers of trash and pollution in China

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

In a small village outside of Chongqing, China, freshman Jack Liu stood surrounded by garbage. The trash polluted a river in the village, and Liu decided to create the documentary short film "Junk Town"...

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