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SFU 2013 Grad Screenings – May 2nd and 4th

It’s finally here! The event you’ve all been waiting for, and that we’ve all spent four years working towards! Two nights of short film craziness from the graduating class of the SFU film program on Thursday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 4th from 6:30-10:30pm.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! They can be bought here:

Be sure to pick them up your ticket while they’re available, as supplies (and seats) are limited! Admission is $10, or $8 if you’re a student.

And afterwards on the 2nd, come down to The Pint for a drink and some free food with the filmmakers!

For more details and and images from our films, click here!


“Love TM.” – Becca Johanson
“Mr:Video” – Daniel Jeffery
“The Origin of Afterwards” – Natasha Wehn
“Sleep” – James Penco
“Adrift” – Emma Peterson
“Back Up” – Vladimir Fedulov
“HCOC” – Cedric Yu
“The Golden Key” – David Kelso


“A Hot Mess” – Hayley Gauvin
“Farewell Hotel” – Mackenzie Warner
“Home” – Athena Han
“I Did It For Love” – Quinn Spicker
“O Angel of God” – David Manuel
“Paradiso” – Devan Scott
“My Mother Will Say” – Andrew Gillingham

Grad Screening Trailers

This year’s rad year class will be having two screenings. Therefore, we present you two trailers to get you all stoked up!

More details to come!

SFU Second Year Screening Tomorrow

6 films and two terms of hard work. Our second years will be presenting their films tomorrow and we encourage you to come. The projects are typically shot in groups of 3 and all have been shot on the dying-ever-so-quickly super 16mm format. This may be your last chance to see an entire student screening shot on this vivid stock.
The screening takes place at 7pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodwards (149 W. Hastings).

The films screening are as followed:

“The Great Gatsby 2″
Sacha Husband
Peter Nguyen
Lee Whillier

“Little Demons”
Marc-Olivier Harvey
Evan Britz
Irina Giri

“Inside the Box”
Lucia Lozano
Kemal Ersoy
Joe Tucker

“A Different Beat”
Lauren Gerber
Lily Sepulveda
Doralynn Mui

“The Racial Heist”
Colin Van Loon
Joshua Mao

“Second Hand”
Dylan Rowsell
Brandon Booth
Cole Northey

See you there!

SFU Third Year Screening

Our SFU Third Year Screening is this upcoming Thursday (April 18th). This terms screening features an incredibly diverse selection of films and will certainly not disappoint. Suspense, drama, comedy and more – this screening has it all!

The screening will take place at 7PM at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on the 3rd floor of the SFU Woodward’s building. Doors will open at 6:30PM.

Aerlan Barrett and Will Ross – “Highly Effective People”
Laurel K Brown – “A Spoonful of Sugar”
Jeremy Cox and Victor Heeckt – “Never a Snuff”
Vincent Kuan Lin – “Quitting”
Christian Lai and Sepehr Samimi – “Citta”
Allan Leveque and George Reagh – “Villain”
Arie Luyendijk and Will Romines – “Up in Smoke”
Munira Mohamud – “The Adventures of Pew Pew”
Brendan Nagel – “Converse”
Brendan Prost – “Best Friends for Life”
Joel Salaysay – “Buttfuck Nowhere”
Rheanna Toy – “Nina”

SFU First Year Screening 2.0

The beginning of SFU student screening season is upon us! And first out the gate are our first year students who will be screening their term’s work this upcoming Tuesday (April 16th).  The screening will take place at 7pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on the Third Floor of the SFU Woodward’s Campus (149 West Hastings).

All of their projects are shot on 16mm film on the Bolex camera (as pictured in the poster).

Darsey Meredith “Seann Triubhas”
Jessica Johnson “Make sure to turn the HD on”
Daniel Dornbierer “Libertine”
Emily Parker “Fear”
Devin Ariyaratne “Falling”
Aaron Chelsky TBD
Jae Woo Kang “Rosa Rugosa”
Mark Sun “Spring”
Brandon Hillier “Goats”
Katrina Tadros “Paper Whale”
Bogdan Kondriuk “Media Manipulation”
Alysha Seriani “I hope this helps.”
Andy Wong “Hitchcock’s Gun”
Aileen Poli “The Swing: Chocolate and Smoke”
Carly Southern “Do I Have a Say?”
Gloria Mercer “Roughcut”
Steven Silvers “The Reflection”
Aidan West “The One Where Ross Moves In”
Nicholas Balaz TBD
Zoe Wong “Untitled”
Dylan Maranda “2071″

Come check out the grainy madness!

Turn the Hog Loose: 3rd Year Screening

As the semester wraps up, our 3rd year students are preparing to present their term projects this coming Thursday (Dec. 6th).  13 incredibly diverse films are being screened and we encourage all to come. Furthermore, the screening is free! Can you think of a better way to spend a Thursday night? See you all there.

Where?                                                                                                                                                The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodward’s. Third floor, and immediately in front of the elevators.

December 6th. Doors open at 6:30PM. Screening begins at 7PM.

Tickets: None. The event is free. Just show up with your merry faces.

Filmmakers will include (in alphabetical order):

Aerlan Barrett – Four Feet
Robyn K Weasel Bear – In Between the Lies
Laurel K Brown – My Favourite Things
Jeremy Cox – How I got My Motorcycle
Christian Lai – Projections (Working Title)
Vincent Kuan Lin – Consciousness (Working Title)
Arie Luyendijk – Death and Taxes
Munira Mohamud – MIDNIGHTS
Brendan Nagel – Ease (Working TItle)
Will Romines – Twist
Will Ross – Why We Wait
George D Reagh – Monster Teeth
Joel Salaysay – Stranger Things

The run-time of each film will not exceed ten minutes, so expect the screening to be no longer than 2 1/2 hours.

Check out the Facebook Event.

Grad Screening: May 3-5, 2012

SFU Film’s award-winning graduating projects have earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in every genre, from drama to documentary to experimental film.

We’re proud of this year’s eighteen graduating films. Together, they present
an intriguing preview of the collective vision of Canada’s next generation of
filmmakers. The maturity and the generosity of this work remind us of cinema’s
potential to surprise, to move us, to reveal what has been forgotten or suppressed, to discover the meaning behind even the most innocent gesture. Each of these remarkable short films has been made with a loving and a refreshing urgency. For more information visit the grad screening website.

Please join us in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on the third floor of the SFU Woodward’s complex at 6:30pm on:

Thursday, May 3, 2012 / Friday May 4, 2012 / Saturday May 5, 2012.

Buy your tickets online in advance by clicking here.

SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Parking available (EasyPark) on Cordova just east of Cambie.

Watch the screening trailer on YouTube.

Glitter and Doom: Second Year Student Screening

Simon Fraser University’s second year film students are hosting a screening on Tuesday May 1st to premiere seven ambitious new short films to the public. These seven films, shot on analogue 16mm in the recent spring and fall, are collaborative projects made by a group of twenty students. This student work promises to reflect not only the intensive labour that goes into these productions, but also the diversity and deeply passionate character of the second year class of 2012. Please invite your family and friends to share this special, once-a-year experience with the filmmakers.

Buy your tickets online by clicking here.

RSVP to the event on Facebook.

The lineup is as follows (in this order):

  • Session 112 – by Vincent Kuan Lin, Christian Lai, and Robyn Weasel Bear
  • Nice to Meet You, Leo - by Dasha Boichenko and Munira Mohamud
  • Heartburn – by Victor Heeckt, Joel Salaysay, and Rheanna Toy
  • Brednecks – by Monica Cheema
  • Water Main – by Laurel Brown, George Reagh, and Allan Leveque
  • A Night Turns to Day – by Jeremy Cox, Arie Luyendijk, Brendan Nagel, and Will Romines
  • Grey – by Sepehr Samimi

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

3rd Year Screening: Thursday April 12, 2012

In third year, the film students at SFU have the opportunity to direct two short projects in the span of a year. The ambitious class this year, however, apparently do not believe in doing anything small, and have laboured hard to produce a slate of films that are impressive in both scale and imagination. The term “short film” seems hardly adequate to describe these projects.

Join them and their collaborators on Thursday April 12th at 7pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodwards (the Goldcorp Center for the Arts) at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver. This event is totally free, and is open to anyone and everyone.

RSVP to this event on Facebook, and invite your friends.

The screening lineup is as follows:

Blue Moves – Andrew Gillingham
Missing – Athena Han
Humbug! – Becca Johanson
Behind the LipDub – Cedric Yu
Simon’s 1st – Daniel Jeffrey
Once Upon a Dark Park – David Manuel
Suburban Front – Devan Scott & Natasha Wehn
Flags – Emma Peterson
Face It – Hayley Gauvin
Monasticness- James Penco
Grinders – Jed Derkaoui
The Shannon Entropy- Mackenzie Warner
Baking with Becca – Michelle Kee
Priya – Mohsen Yazdani
La Danceuse – Nataliya Fedulova
Harvey’s Dream – Quinn Spicker
Saving Billy – Vlad Fedulov