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Screening of Ivy Film Festival’s Student Films for Free at SVA

ZEALnyc, May 9, 2017

Ivy Film Festival brings its 2017 Official Selection of student films from around the world to New York with a screening at the School of Visual Arts’ (SVA) Beatrice Theatre on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. This event will be ticketed, but free and open to the public. As one of the largest student-run film festivals in the world, this screening provides an important opportunity to show a curated selection of IFF’s best student films to reach a wider audience. The festival’s mission is to showcase student filmmakers from around the world and build a network between today’s pioneers and the next generation of creative talent.

“The IFF Satellite Festival gives student artists greater visibility by extending their films’ reach, while also building an intercollegiate network of emerging creatives,” said IFF Executive Directors Oakley Friedberg and Solveig Xia.

The IFF Satellite Festival aims to bring the Official Selection to campuses across the world. At each school, one or more Satellite Liaisons collaborate with IFF to host these events. The 2017 Satellite Festival schools include: School of Visual Arts, New York University, Columbia, Oberlin, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Southern California, University of Chicago, Wesleyan, Kenyon, Emerson, UT Austin, Colby, Brandeis, Notre Dame, Bucknell, Bentley, Syracuse, University of Edinburgh, Instituto Empresa Madrid and University College Maastricht.

Ivy Film Festival’s 2017 Official Selection included 26 of the top undergraduate and graduate student films, curated from over 300 submissions representing 40 countries including Iran, South Korea, France, Sri Lanka, Israel and Russia. The May 12 screening at the SVA Beatrice Theatre features 11 films from the IFF 2017 Official Section.

For more information on Ivy Film Festival, click here. For tickets click here.

The list of films to be screened is below:

Shark Tooth (International)
Oren Gerner | Minshar for Arts Academy | Israel — 28 min.

Ora arrives at a spiritual workshop in the desert in order to spend some time with her daughter Tali. As the workshop progresses, dark elements from their past arise, and they must deal with their implications.

Self-Checkout (U.S. Undergraduate – Comedy)
Lindsey DeMars | Rhode Island School of Design | USA — 4 min.

A hand-drawn animation that illustrates the frustration many of us are subjected to when using a self-checkout machine. Based on a true story.

Blooming Night (海上良宵) (U.S. Graduate)

Bell (Beier) Zhong | NYU Tisch School of the Arts | USA — 9 min.

Mesmerized by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows its owner into a forbidden club where he discovers something that challenges yet awakens his mind.

Forever Home (U.S. Undergraduate – Documentary)
Raquel Korman | University of Southern California | USA — 14 min.

A candid look into the lives of an extraordinary family who struggle to provide secure and loving futures for their 10 children they adopted from the foster system.

Fish (International)
Saman Hosseinpuor | Hilaj Film School | Iran — 4 min.

An old couple is living in an apartment—the man is sleeping and the woman is doing housework. The lady wants to change the fishbowl’s water but it slips out of her hand and falls on the ground. They’ve ran out of water and there’s no water for the fish. But with the help of the man they find water.

Adam (U.S. Undergraduate – Experimental and Animation)
Evelyn Ross | Rhode Island School of Design | USA — 2 min.
In the beginning of them She created us.

Broad Strokes (U.S. Undergraduate – Comedy)
Phillip Vernon | Chapman University | USA — 17 min.

On the tail of a dying New Years Eve party, queer best friends Annie and Austin both pursue romantic temptations against their better judgment.

Roboterra (International)
Simon Grabowski | Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts | Germany — 5 min.

Life from the perspective of a robot—who suddenly sees his mirror image and becomes self-aware. With this newfound poise he modifies his world.

Walk for Me (U.S. Graduate)
Elegance Bratton | NYU Tisch School of the Arts | USA — 12 min.

A contemporary coming out story set in New York City. Hassan get his life voguing as a girl named Hanna on the night his mother discovers her secret at a ball.

Mimi (U.S. Undergraduate – Experimental and Animation)
Jeffrey Hsueh | Rhode Island School of Design | USA — 2 min.

A conversation with my mom, Mimi—featuring my dad.

My Father’s Room (International) (Audience Choice Award)
Nari Jang | Korea National University of Arts | South Korea — 8 min.
She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade. One day, unexpectedly, she was struck by a revelation about her father’s life that cast her feelings about him into confusion. (CONTENT WARNING: domestic abuse)


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