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Tickets on Sale Now for ARTS by George!

Tickets are on sale now for ARTS by George! ARTS by George! is an evening showcasing the extraordinary talents of students in Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and will include screenings of student films, dance and theater performances, and much more. The evening will end with a performance by Broadway star Kelli O’Hara,…

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FAVS Alum Co-Directs Palestinian Film Fest

FAVS alum Michael Kamel (’17) is bringing independent Palestinian film to Washington D.C. as Co-Director of the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF). Now in its seventh year, DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival showcases the range and complexity of Palestinian identities and narratives using the dialogue of film and culture as a starting…

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Prof. Hans Charles is Nominated for an Emmy

Hans Charles, Head of Cinematography in the Film and Video Studies program at George Mason University, has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography in a Nonfiction Program for 13TH with his co-Director of Photography, Kira Kelly. 13TH is nominated for 8 Emmys including Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Director for Ava DuVernay. 13TH was…

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Film and Video Studies is in Search of a Video Editing Professor

Film and Video Studies is in search of a full-time Assistant Professor of Editing. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in editing practice and theory, video production, a senior capstone in editing for our students in the post-production concentration with additional responsibilities to include developing new courses. The search for this tenure-track position…

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FAVS Welcomes New Technical Coordinator

Film and Video Studies is pleased to announce that Andrew Jorgensen has joined the Film and Video Studies staff as Technical Coordinator. In this role, Andrew will his will continue to supervise the FAVS equipment cage, run trainings on specialized gear for students, manage exhibition of FAVS films, maintain and upgrade FAVS computers and software,…

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FAVS Announces WIFV Membership Winners

Clockwise from top: Janay Fleming, Marie Karkehabadi, Michael Kamel. Headshots: Erblin Nushi Women in Film & Video recognizes the excellence of Film and Video Studies seniors by awarding WIFV memberships to three graduates of this academic year. This year’s recipients are (clockwise) Janay Fleming (Screenwriting), Marie Karkehabadi (Directing), and Michael Kamel (Directing). Membership prizes are…

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FAVS Giving Day Campaign Extended

Photo: Maurice C. Jones Film and Video Studies received a tremendous support during Mason’s first ever Giving Day on April 6. We raised nearly half our goal and we are happy to announce that if you missed the 24-hour window to contribute, you still have time! Mason has extended the giving campaign until July 30.…

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Music Video Wins Bronze Telly

Congratulations to filmmaking team of PECULIAR SPRING, which has earned a 2017 Bronze Telly! The video was made as part of FAVS 399 – Music Video Experimentation, taught by Susan Kehoe. Executive Producer/ Director – Mary Rodrigues Producer – Shelby Giddings Assistant Director – Chuck Whalen Cinematographer – Robert Kreiling Camera – Cai Wang Editor…

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Allison McDaniel Receives CVPA’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Allison McDaniel (center) with CVPA Director of Development Susan Graziano and University President Angel Cabrera. John Boal Photography On April 26, The George Mason University Alumni Association hosted its annual Celebration of Distinction dinner and award reception. The Celebration of Distinction event recognizes a distinguished alum from each of Mason’s academic units. Each year, the…

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Mason Film Festival 2017 Award Winners

Mason Film Festival 2017 – Announcing Festival and Academic Winners! Congratulations to all students for your strong screenings and staged readings during the Mason Film Festival. Thank you to the FAVS Advisory Board for jurying our competition and awarding Pitch Awards that will help students in their productions. And to Film and Media Studies, GMU…

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