Inspired by his roots on a recent trip to Mexico, Cinema major Nicolas Jara intends to represent the queer Latino community with his new film Guardian.
Jara decided to pursue cinema at SF State after taking an introduction to contemporary cinema course, realizing the path
One award-winning SF State student is making waves in the film industry with the use of interactive technology.
Broadcasting and electronic communication art major Shane Murphy debuted his innovative short film, “Sirens,” on YouTube this week. The story of two brothers trying to survive the
SF State’s Project Rebound program and Documentary Film Institute are set to host a screening and panel for “Life After Life,” a documentary that aims to enforce the importance of education and foster a better understanding of those formerly incarcerated.
The screening takes place 6 p.m.
The world's largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest, returned to SF State Sept. 30 as part of its 16th annual world tour. Wednesday marked the start of a week-long scramble for contenders to produce and craft a five-minute long film by Oct. 6.
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While filming the award-winning documentary "Peace Officer" in 2012, SF State alumni Scott Christopherson and Reeny McCauley did not realize the social issue they were highlighting would coincide with the Ferguson unrest that incited the nation.
Christopherson, the director of the film, and McCauley, the film's editor, met in the same
One little boy’s dream to fight crime as his favorite superhero transformed San Francisco into Gotham City for a day and is now the inspiration for a major motion picture starring and backed by Julia Roberts.
The vision for the upcoming film stemmed from cancer survivor
It has been 30 years since audiences first watched Booger picking his nose in the memorable film, "Revenge of the Nerds". The man who played the notoriously imprudent character, actor Curtis Armstrong, 61, is also known for his roles in television and films including "Risky Business," "Moonlighting," and "Ray,"
“The reason it began is because I am Hungarian, so there’s a personal connection there,” said Steve Kovacs, interim chair of SF State’s cinema department.
Two years ago Kovacs and a friend of his decided to bring the contemporary Hungarian cinema here to SF State. It
From a monster-filled factory to talking cars, alumnus Jonas Rivera continues to expand our imaginations and inspire up-and-coming animators.
Since his last class at SF State, Rivera has been a part of the Pixar family, living out his childhood dreams. With no regrets, he missed his
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Landa Williams, senior majoring in liberal studies, takes notes as Randy Borman speaks to a crowd after viewing the documentary "Oil & Water" in Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.[/caption]
Students crammed together and others settled on the tile
“How many disabled people does it take to screw in a light bulb?” well-known stuttering comedian Nina G. asked the audience at this year's Superfest International Disability Film Festival. “One to screw it in and five able-bodied people to say, ‘You are such an inspiration.’”
SF State faculty and alumni received heartfelt gratitude from the audience after showcasing their short LGBTQ films during a screening in honor of National Coming Out Day.
“Queer Shorts” was a two-hour screening of short films hosted by the Cinema Department in commemoration of National Coming
On the screen, a drag queen pranced through a crowd onto the stage at El Rio, a neighborhood bar in San Francisco, and demanded people to get off her stage before the show started. This was a scene from “Heklina,” the documentary short produced by
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"][media-credit id=188 align="alignright" width="600"][/media-credit] Xavier Galinro and Don Allen Stevenson III, actor and director of the film "Change," celebrate their Jury Award and being selected as Campus Finalists at Campus MovieFest SF State on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Jack Adams Hall