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Second Year Showcase 2016

Dates: May 14 at 7pm & May 15 at 1pm

Location: SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Contact Email2ndyearshowcase2016@gmail.com



To honor the 50th anniversary of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, we have decided to highlight one of the most significant events in our Graduate Film program - our annual Second Year Showcase.

While 50 years represents several generations of filmmakers, it is really not so very long, especially when we consider that the art of film is just over 100 years old.  We have been making films at Tisch for half of the lifetime of filmmaking as an art, and we believe there is not a more exciting time to be studying film than in the digital now, where we find ourselves in what 50 years ago might have been unimaginable. More people than ever are finding the means to express a greater diversity of stories.

After a year of working on three highly structured First Year projects, students in their Second Year are given two academic semesters to make one 10-minute film of their choosing. Our students make these films over the course of one long production period, back to back, crewing for one another and learning as they watch each other direct. Often, they travel to their home countries or states to shoot them. In preparation for this screening event, they edit and reedit the films over the spring semester with feedback from the Faculty.

It is quite an accomplishment to have these 40 films completed all at once. It is exciting and meaningful for all of us, and we as a program honor its singular place in their education and their evolution as film artists.

On May 14 & 15 at the SVA Theater in NYC, we hope you will join us in screening these diverse stories: stories of personal revelation, of love and heartache, of social and political impact, of mystery and clarity, comedy and pathos, as these filmmakers of the new millennium etch their generation’s mythologies on the walls of our imaginations.

Barbara Schock, Chair

Graduate Film - Tisch School of the Arts 


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