Independent cinema fans are gearing up for one of the year’s premier events, the Sundance Film Festival. From January 19 – 29, actors, directors, writers, producers, agents and film fans from all over the world will converge on Park City, Utah, for a full slate of screenings and events. Several SVA alumni are bringing their work to Sundance this year: Randall Emmett’s (BFA 1994 Film and Video) feature film King of California; Omorishanla Bé Garrett’s (BFA 1998 Film and Video) short film A Nick of Time; Melanie Shatzky and Brian Cassidy’s (both MFA 2006 Photography, Video and Related Media) documentary short God Provides; Aaron Augenblick (BFA 1997 Animation), Chris Burns (BFA 2003 Animation) and Jeremy Jusay’s (BFA 1998 Cartooning) animated short Golden Age; Andrew Zuckerman’s (BFA 1999 Photography) short film High Falls; Aaron Yanes’ (BFA 2001 Film and Video) feature Padre Nuestro; and Charles Ferguson’s (BFA 1985 Photography) documentary No End In Sight are all scheduled to screen at the festival. In addition, selected shorts from Sundance are being made available for download through Apple’s iTunes Store.
SVA’s Office of Alumni Affairs and film producer and alumnus Randall Emmett (BFA 1994 Film and Video) are hosting a private cocktail reception and networking event at the festival on Sunday, January 21, 4 – 6pm; alumni who are interested in attending should contact Shannon Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.592.2305. For more festival information and screening times, visit the Sundance Web site at festival.sundance.org/2006.