New Visions and Voices
New Visions & Voices is a celebration of work completed by students in our Intermediate Production courses. These up-to-eight-minute-long films feature student work from our Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, and Animation classes as well as work from our Prague Study Abroad Program, which specializes in 35 millimeter film. The festival takes place every fall and culminates in a screening of our top ten to twelve finalists. The Niklas Kalborg Production Awards are given to the top three award winners.
New Visions & Voices Intermediate Festival – A Short History
While I was serving as Co-Chair of the Festival Committee with Gay Abel-Bey in AY 2009-2010, though our main responsibility was the First Run Festival, we also recognized a need to raise the profile of the work done in the various Intermediate Production classes, which often seemed to be overlooked. We initiated committee discussions of the situation, and the committee thoroughly considered it and created a new festival. With the support of the Department Chair at the time, Lamar Sanders, The New Visions & Voices Intermediate Festival was soon premiered. Sponsorship of NV&V was modest at first, but it grew steadily over the next number of years -- and then took a major step forward with the advent of the generous help of the Kalborg Family.
Niklas Kalborg was a highly gifted student, who was in my Writing the Short Screenplay class and was also working on his intermediate film. Upon his untimely death, when Niklas’ parents came to New York, I met with them to express my sincere condolences and humbly offer any support I could. In 2014, in an act of generosity, that they’ve said they have found very healing, the Kalborgs established the Niklas Kalborg Production Fund Awards in memory of their son.
I’m gratified to have helped found this festival and to have served as Chair or Co-Chair of NV&V since its’ beginning. Most of all, I’m grateful to see that the exciting work done by our intermediate students is being -- and will continue to be -- duly appreciated and awarded.
--Mark L. Arywitz
Co-Chair of the Festival Committee
New Visions & Voices 2021 Craft Award Recipients
First Prize Kalborg Award, Emilio Miguel Torres for VALOR & SACRIFICE
Second Prize Kalborg Award, Carter Linsley for LOVE
Third Prize Kalborg Award, Kirill Bykanov for CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS
Troy Dobbertin for Cinematography for the film VALOR & SACRIFICE by Emilio Miguel Torres
Carter Linsley for Cinematography for his film LOVE
Cheri Jia for Editing for her film WINDOWPANES
Jamie Tao for Editing for her film ROLES
Emilio Miguel Torres for Producing for his film VALOR & SACRIFICE
Emilio Migues Torres for Screenwriting for his film VALOR & SACRIFICE
Carter Linsley for Sound Design for his film LOVE
Spencer Hillman for Production Design for the film LOVE by Carter Linsley
Emilio Miguel Torres for Production Design for his film VALOR & SACRIFICE
James Reilly for Acting for the film ROADTRIP by Jett Yamada
Janira Reyes for Acting for the film ROADTRIP by Jett Yamada
David Jofre for Acting for the film VALOR & SACRIFICE by Emilio Miguel Torres
Shuhui Yao for Original Score for the film ROLES by Jamie Tao