Film by SVA Faculty Member Wins Top Honors at 2013 Festivals

October 16, 2013

If I Were a Bell, a dramatic short written and directed by BFA Film and Video Department faculty member Sherese Robinson Lee (BFA 1996 Film and Video), won first place in the Short Film category at the recent Hollywood Black Film Festival. sherese200The award was the latest in a string of recognitions for the film, which earlier this year received Best Dramatic Short honors at CENFLO, the Central Florida Film Festival, and Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, Short Film, at this year’s WILLiFEST, the Williamsburg International Film Festival.

Several BFA Film and Video alumni and current students contributed to Robinson Lee’s production, including Andrew Abballe, James Bae, Anthony Cannavale, Tiauna Clark, Kseniya Crespo, Joe Cozza, Ian G. Hoban (BFA 2012 Film and Video), Gideon Soohwan Hwang (BFA 2013 Film and Video), Mike Martinez, Natasha Moore, Jose Ramirez, Sven Rethemeier, Stuart Solomon, Travis Taylor (BFA 2012 Film and Video) and Christine Varley.

If I Were a Bell will next be shown at the Big Apple Film Festival, Friday, November 6, 6:00pm at Tribeca Cinemas, at 54 Varick Street in Manhattan.

Watch an interview with Sherese Robinson Lee below.

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