In The Press: Dusty Film and Animation Festival

June 16, 2011

Several of the filmmakers in this year’s Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards, organized by the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at SVA, attracted media attention in print, online and on air.  

  • Alumnus Lewis Meyer (BFA 2011 Film and Video) was profiled by his hometown paper, The Palantine Patch, which circulates in a suburb of Chicago. Meyer discussed his thesis film, In The Grass, as well as his postgraduate plans. The filmmaker was also featured in the Daily Herald (Hoffman Estates).
  • WOR 710 HD News Talk Radio interviewed Victoria Rivera (BFA 2011 Film and Video), winner of the Dusty Award for best documentary, and Jacquelyn Lobel (BFA 2011 Film and Video), winner of best film and best director. The segment was part of the show Valerie Smaldone’s New York and can be heard here.
  • Benjamin Kiviat (BFA 2011 Film and Video) and Eddie Lebron (BFA 2011 Film and Video) were covered in The Photo News discussing their respective films, “Beard Talk” and “Becoming Tina.”
  • Two members of the SVA community, Steven Laundau and Julianna Ventresco, were mentioned in an article by the Bergen Record that provided insight into their creation of their films.

Image: Dexigner Web site.

he Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards, which from May 6 – 10 celebrated the work of students in the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, opened and closed this year to widespread media attention from publications ranging from Animation Magazine to the Toronto Star.

Cartoon Brew previewed the festival in the weeks before the premiere. The Dustys also were listed as part of CBS New York’s Best Things to Do in NYC Tonight. A mention in The New York Times Arts section was also received.

Alumnus Lewis Meyer (BFA 2011 Film and Video) was profiled by his hometown paper, The Palantine Patch, which circulates in a suburb of Chicago. Meyer discussed his thesis film, “In The Grass,” as well as his postgraduate plans. The filmmaker was also featured in the Daily Herald (Hoffman Estates).

WOR 710 HD News Talk Radio interviewed Victoria Rivera (BFA 2011 Film and Video), winner of the Dusty Award for best documentary, and Jacquelyn Lobel (BFA 2011 Film and Video), winner of best film and best director. The segment was part of Valerie Smaldone’s New York and can be heard here.

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