10 Sep 2019

New School of Cinema director strives to create equity, inclusiveness in industry

Giant lime green-bordered letters spell “director” across her floral sequined chest. Her black fur-covered ankles completed the eccentric outfit. A grin flashed across her face, welcoming all into her world

19 Feb 2019

Graduate films El Capitan ascent

Samuel Crossley is a filmmaker and photographer specializing in adventurous filmmaking. Crossley graduated from the SF State School of Cin- ema in 2016 and has since been a part of

25 Dec 2018

SF State student filmmakers shoot Western

Close quarters, unpredictable weather and sandy wind was the setting in which SF State student filmmakers shot their film. “Saguaro,” is a film directed and produced by Jake Naso, Maddy

24 Oct 2017

SF State soccer player creates short film

Beles, the prickly fruit and summer favorite in the horn of the African country Eritrea, can withstand droughts and blossom in various types of land structures, mimicking the uniqueness of

25 Sep 2017

The Kingsman agents kick back to theaters with a sequel

After a good two years since the original, the new “Kingsman” sequel hits the big screen, but shooting too close to the sun causes its ambitious ideas to be burned

18 Sep 2017

Director Darren Aronofsky creates pretentious yet visionary film

Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky presented this weekend what was, perhaps, his most experimental film, and it is one of the most menacing and cringe-worthy movies of the last decade –

18 May 2016

Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

Black and white archival footage of students marching, with fists held high, captures the racially-charged conditions on college campuses in the late 1960s in a new documentary that made its

03 Feb 2016

Oscar nominees spark strong opinions amongst cinema students and faculty

This year’s Academy Awards nominations were greeted with a large amount of controversy after it was revealed that every actor and actress that received a major nomination was white. #OscarsStillSoWhite began trending

17 Mar 2015

Cinema student rolls his way to success with skateboard brand

At 17 years old, Sam Gershwin watched intently over his father’s shoulder as his experienced hands moved over the canadian maple to fashion Gershwin’s first home-pressed skateboard. As a woodworking craftsman, Gershwin’s father showed

03 Dec 2013

Latinos spend most at cinema, but least represented on screens

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Four guys enter a dark movie theater: a Salvadoran, a Brazilian, a Persian and a Japanese guy. Their median age is 27

19 Nov 2013

Cinema student wins Best Director and Best Picture at Campus MovieFest

Student director Andrew Wong doesn’t just stand out for winning Best Picture for his film at Campus MovieFest, but for his reaction. “Once they announced it was me, I stood

02 Oct 2013

Students create short films in one week for Campus MovieFest

More than 100 teams of students filled up the line at the red carpet for Campus MovieFest as the competition kicked off last Wednesday, Sept. 25, at SF State for a

24 Sep 2013

Cinema grad preps costumes for Fruitvale Station film

Amanda Ramirez, 26, watched a group of actors push and shove each other on the Fruitvale BART Station platform. In the mid of the roughhousing, the cinema graduate noticed a

04 Sep 2013

Graduate explores time in ‘Epoch’ film

Danny casually zips up a bag and walks out of a bank when he notices a man and his phone floating in the air. Danny walks toward him, carefully places

15 May 2013

Cannes Festival showcases SF State film graduate’s work

While waiting to learn if he was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Izzo received an unexpected email from the festival requesting more information. Having submitted his short film for