Posts Tagged 'Stevenson University'

MFF Alum Michael Tully presents PING PONG SUMMER at Stevenson University on Thursday 2/5!

Michael Tully

Michael Tully. Source: Getty Images.

We’re pleased to announce that MFF alum Michael Tully has been named Stevenson University Department of Film/Video’s Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2015!

Michael Tully grew up in Maryland and attended UMBC. All of Tully’s films have had their regional premiere at MFF, including his directorial debut COCAINE ANGEL (MFF 2006), SILVER JEW (MFF 2007), SEPTIEN (MFF 2011), and PING PONG SUMMER (MFF 2014).

Tully will be on the Stevenson campus Wednesday 2/4 – Friday 2/6 visiting classes and talking about his work. There will be a free screening of PING PONG SUMMER at the Stevenson University Soundstage on Thursday 2/5 at 7pm with a reception prior to the screening and a Q&A with Mr. Tully afterwards. Both the reception and the screening are free and open to the general public.

Click here for more information on the Stevenson University blog.

MFF 2014’s HELLION with Kat Candler at Stevenson University on Thursday 9/25!

Kat Candler

Kat Candler

We’re please to announce that MFF alum Kat Candler has been named Stevenson University’s Department of Film/Video Artist-in-Residence for Fall 2014. Click here for more information on the Stevenson University website.

From Wednesday 9/24 through Friday 9/26, Stevenson University will host Candler where she will visit classrooms and talk about her work as a filmmaker and her success at adapting her Sundance-screened short film HELLION into the feature length film that played at MFF 2014.
Stevenson University will hold a free screening of HELLION on Thursday, September 25 at 8pm in the Stevenson University Soundstage (located in the School of Design building at 11200-A Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD).
There will be reception prior to the screening at 7pm in the School of Design lobby and a Q&A with Ms. Candler afterwards. Both the reception and the screening are free and open to the general public but space is limited; please RSVP to Chris Reed at reserve a spot. 
HELLION Screening with Kat Candler
Thursday 9/25
7pm Reception; 8pm Screening
Stevenson University Soundstage
School of Design
11200-A Gundry Lane
Owings Mills, MD

Kat Candler’s short films HELLION (2012) and BLACK METAL (2013), both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened within MFF. Her previous films have screened at such festivals as Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW, and Slamdance. She is a two-time IFP participant and was recently awarded the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation filmmaking grant. Candler is also a lecturer on film at the University of Texas in Austin.

Sundance Update: Baltimore Boasts Vibrant Film Education Scene

Tuesday evening I met with about a dozen John Hopkins University film students, here in Park City, UT with teachers Linda deLibero and Meredith Ward. They got some tickets that were arranged by one of the parents, who is the CEO of Sundance Theaters, and are finding other things on their own.

The JHU students were jazzed about everything Sundance, and were dazzled by the scale of the entire Sundance operation: 1,850 volunteers, a whole bus system created on top of park city’s already good system, Main Street buildings transformed in to corporate lounges, etc.

They were focused on the movies and had seen and pursued interesting selections (though none of them were alive during the events in Rory Kennedy’s ETHEL, they were just as interested as I was ). They wanted to know a lot about MFF and some were specifically interested in film programming.

It was a nice Sundance interlude for me and reminded me how vibrant our film education scene is- including MICA, UMBC, Towson, Stevenson.  Already strong, it could become nationally important with a very little push.

–Jed Dietz, Thursday, 1/26

An Evening with Mia Farrow

Kevin Manning, president of Stevenson University invited me to join a small group for dinner with Mia Farrow last night, before she spoke at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. It was fun. Farrow, 65, has this great ability to combine celebrity dish (“when Frank-as in Sinatra– put his hand in mine…”) with heart pounding calls to social action, especially focused on Darfur, which she has visited 11 times (…”for fear of doing too little, we do nothing”).

~Jed Dietz, MFF Director