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Department of Visual & Media Arts News

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  • The documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival

    Bright '76 and Recent Grads to Debut Film at SXSW

    Documentary executive produced by Emerson College Los Angeles Vice President and Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, and directed by alumnus Garrett Zevgetis MA’05, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. 

  • Bavand Karim

    Faculty film released on Netflix

    Bavand Karim, assistant professor in the Emerson Department of Visual Media and Arts Department, was co-writer, cinematographer and associate producer of the film, which explores the history of hate crimes in the United States by looking at two instances of violence against African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 90 years apart.

  • "Swiss Army Man" still

    “Daniels” win for direction at Sundance

    Swiss Army Man, which stars Paul Dano as the man who escapes an island prison, and Daniel Radcliffe as the gaseous cadaver, won for Directing in the “U.S. Dramatic” category at the Sundance Film Festival. Emerson alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who collectively go by “Daniels,” told Rolling Stone last week that the idea for Swiss Army Man started when Kwan told Scheinert, “We need to make a movie about a man who rides a farting corpse across the ocean.”

  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

    Kwan ’10 and Scheinert ’09 Debut Film at Sundance

    Alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talk to Rolling Stone about their film Swiss Army Man that premiered to a sold out crowd at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Still from a film by John Gianvito

    Two Faculty To Screen at Rotterdam

    Films by Emerson College faculty will be screened at the prestigious Rotterdam festival

  • Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings ’09 awarded at Sundance, Deadline Hollywood

    Alumnus Jim Cummings’s film Thunder Road is covered in Deadline Hollywood for earning top award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards.

  • Dorothy Aufiero

    Aufiero ’80 photographed at film screening in Boston Globe

    Alumna and producer Dorothy Aufiero ’80 (The Fighter) was pictured at a Hollywood screening for a new film she co-produced titled The Finest Hours.   

  • Ken Feil

    Feil discusses co-mingling co-stars, Boston Globe

    Ken Feil, senior scholar-in-residence in the department of Visual & Media Arts, spoke to the Boston Globe about how audiences wish characters on TV would be couples in real life.

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