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Posted on 20 Dec 2012 in

- Update: Recent Film Grad Sophie Jarvis also invited to Telefilm Canada - Clermont-Ferrand France

Sophie will be participating in 11th Annual Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival in February!

Update: "The Worst Day Ever" is now also being included on the Telefilm Canada DVD to be distributed at Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand, France! So she's off to France in February after Berlin.  Nicely done!

Recent Film Grad Sophie Jarvis invited to the 11th Annual Berlinale Talent Campus 2013

Congratulations Sophie! The 2012 graduate of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts Film program, Sophie Jarvis's has been invited to participate in the 11th Annual Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival in February!  The Berlinale Talent Campus is a creative academy and networking platform up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. The Berlinale Talent Campus lasts for six days and offers a huge variety of different programme elements.

 

In addition to this, Sophie's short film, 'The Worst Day Ever' has gotten amazing accolades including being selected for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival, the 2012 Connecticut Film Festival, the 2012 Whistler Film Festival, and the 43rd Canadian Student Film Festival - Montréal. Her films demonstrate a keen eye for design and bizarre situations.

We're delighted and proud as can be.

Posted on 06 Dec 2012 in

- D.M. Wood, Theatre & Film Alumni, Wins the Prestigious Knight of Illumination Award

Theatre Opera Winner

Ms. Wood, an SCA Theatre & Film  (BA 1992) Alumni has just won the prestigious Knight of Illumination Award (http://www.knight-of-illumination.com/ ) for her lighting design of Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden earlier this Spring.

No surprise, D.M.'s design portfolio is stellar!

D.M. designed lighting for two of the three short operas that comprise Puccini’s triptych Il Trittico. All 3 operas were televised on the BBC in June of this year.

D.M.’s impressive international career (and images of her work) can be traced via her website: http://www.dmwooddesign.com/

Posted on 06 Dec 2012 in

- MacIntyre Kanagawa Musical Drama Shortlisted by the Playwrights Guild of Canada

Shortlisted for Best New Canadian Musical in 2012!

Professor David MacIntyre and Playwright Hiro Kanagawa (MFA 1994) have recent collaboration to create a new work, Tom Pinkerton: The Ballad of Butterfly's Son, a musical drama, which has just been shortlisted by the Playwrights Guild of Canada for Best New Canadian Musical in 2012!

Tom Pinkerton is the narrative sequel to Puccini's Madama Butterfly. At the end of Butterfly, the son born to Cio-Cio and B.F. Pinkerton is whisked away by Pinkerton and his wife Kate for a new life in America, even as the heartbroken Cio-Cio lies dying. Set 20 years after these events, Tom Pinkerton follows the adventures of the boy as he returns to Japan to find the mother he never knew.

These creative collaborators met when Hiro was a graduate student, and as a testament to the enduring connections of imagination and art, 15 years later, they we're able to collaborate on this opera/musical theatre hybrid.

The winners will be announced at PGC’s Inaugural Awards Event on October 22nd at Stage West in Mississauga.

To view the synopses of the shortlisted plays go to: http://playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-announces- short-list-its-2012-awards

Posted on 06 Dec 2012 in

- Alumn Lisa Jackson’s short film SNARE Premiers at imagineNATIVE 2012

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival runs from October 17-21st in Toronto

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival runs from October 17-21st in Toronto at http://www.imaginenative.org/festival2012/node/1895
10 to Watch in 2012 by Playback Magazine  http://playbackonline.ca/2012/09/01/the-2012-10-to-watch-lisa-jackson/

SFU Film Alumn Lisa Jackson is a mid-career success, with a documentary background, she has been branching into fiction with a flare for theatrical and artistic spectacle. Lisa has made Aboriginal-experience-based films and docs that transcend cultural boundaries. Her credits include winning a 2011 Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Savage, which screened at Berlinale and SXSW in 2010.

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival runs from October 17-21st in Toronto at http://www.imaginenative.org/festival2012/node/1895

Vancouver based Jackson's current short film SNARE, which is part of the Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative, premiers at imagineNATIVE Film Festival on October 20th. It will also be screened in english language malls across the country and shown on the Toronto subway system, and Calgary Airport along with 3 other shorts raising awareness about violence against aboriginal women.

Lisa was also just named one of 10 to Watch in 2012 by Playback Magazine - a pretty prestigious honour! http://playbackonline.ca/2012/09/01/the-2012-10-to-watch-lisa-jackson/