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VIBRATIONS project seeks students

VIBRATIONS is a documentary series that profiles contemporary singer-songwriters and practitioners of traditional musical forms while revealing regional music cultures around the world. Inspirational in nature, Vibrations emphasizes the healing power of music and its ability to create positive individual and social change. In featuring musicians and their stories, we share how music is a…

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Technicolor Was Never Meant to be So White

Roosevelt @ Mason presents a panel and discussion Technicolor Was Never Meant to be So White Tuesday, February 27 7 pm, JC Cinema Since the #OscarsSoWhite campaign emerged two years ago after only white actors were recognized by the Academy for two years in a row, racial diversity in film has been a hot topic…

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Save the Date: FAVS at 10

Please save the date 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…

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Summer Film Camp Now Enrolling

Mason Community Arts Academy, formerly Potomac Arts Academy, is now enrolling for summer film camps. Join the exciting world of filmmaking with faculty, equipment and technology from the George Mason University Film & Video Studies program. Focus on both artistry and skill building with the creation, production and post-production of your own film, write a…

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Giovanna Chesler on the State of the Oscars

News at Mason speaks to Film and Video Studies Director and Associate Professor Giovanna Chesler on the state of the Oscars, #MeToo, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite. Read the article: Mason professor assesses state of the Oscars.   See if any progress has been made since last year by reading Prof. Chesler’s assessment of the 2017 Oscars…

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Student Academy Award Winners

Student Academy Award Winners Wednesday, January 31 4:30-10 pm Free and open to the public. Join us for an evening of screenings of Student Academy Award Winners. Students are welcome to come for any part of the evening’s screenings. The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking…

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Q-Mason Screening at the HRC

Human Rights Campaign Presents Q-Mason Friday, March 30, 2018 Tickets available here. Mason’s LGBTQ Resources and Film and Video Studies presents Q-MASON, a selection of films from the Film and Video Studies program telling LGBTQ stories. Visual Scar Directed by Sami Ahmed Cope Directed by Alisa Posey Both Directed by Michael Rose Right Man, Wrong…

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Chinatown Doc to Screen in Arlington

Scene from the documentary CHINATOWN, directed by Yi Chen. Women in Film and Video continues its Locavore Film Series Wednesday, January 17, at 7:30 pm at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Screening will include Film and Video Studies Adjunct Professor Yi Chen’s documentary CHINATOWN. Tickets available here. Film and Video Studies Adjunct Professor Yi Chen.

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Support Film and Video Studies for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day to support the programs that make a difference in your life and in your community. We hope that you consider Film and Video Studies at George Mason University one of those special places in the filmmaking community. Now, more than ever before, it is critical that we as artists…

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Alumni Spotlight: Paul O’Halloran

Alumni Spotlight: Paul O’Halloran Editor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter Paul O’Halloran graduated with a B.A. in Film and Video Studies in 2014. His senior thesis film Ard Laoch na h√Čireann /Hero of Ireland (2014) played at film festivals internationally and is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. Paul currently lives in Los Angeles.     Could…

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