For the third year in a row, the Film, Video and Animation Department will be participating in On Set with French Cinema, an international exchange that is bringing six of France’s leading directors to American colleges for first-hand cultural and artistic exchange. Two of this year’s visiting directors are coming to SVA: Laurent Cantet, who will be screening Time Out and participating in a Q&A on Monday, October 17; and Arnaud Desplechin, who will screen Kings and Queens and answer questions on Wednesday, November 16. Both events take place at 3pm in the Gene Stavis Theater, 209 East 23rd Street, 5th floor. For more information on screenings and programs, visit www.onsetwithfrenchcinema.com.
Also, Joey Park, a senior in the BFA Computer Art Department, was awarded Best Story honors at the second annual 72-Hour Film Shootout, a national competition in which contestants have 72 hours to write, edit, shoot and produce a six-minute short film. Park worked with the Arth Productions team on a film called Promise.