1st Year Screening: Tuesday April 10th, 2012

Our precious young first year talent will be screening their second semester work on Tuesday April 10th at 7pm in the David Mowafaghian Cinema inside of SFU Woodwards (the Goldcorp Center for the Arts) at 149 West Hastings Street. This event is totally free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Please join the filmmakers, along with their friends and family, to celebrate what is truly a unique experience. Non-narrative, low-budget cinema shot on authentic 16mm film stock. For these students, exploring the medium at its most fundamental level often yields some of the most exciting and creatively ambitious work that SFU Film, and any film school in the city for that matter, has to offer.

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The 2nd Years Present: Super Sweet Sixteen: Our Grain is Showing

Our Trailer!

You’re invited to our not one but TWO screening event at the Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre on Tuesday, May the 3rd!

The first screening, “Super Sweet Sixteen”: At 7pm Pacific Standard Time, the second-year SFU film students will be screening the films that they’ve been hard at work on since September of 2010, all of them shot on Super 16mm film!

The second screening, “Our Grain is Showing”: At 9pm, we show them all again!

Tickets are $8. You may buy them online here or pay cash at the door.

***This is an open event and we’ve got 350 seats per screening, so invite people as liberally as you’d like!***


AWAKE by David Manuel, Jed Derkaoui, & Quinn Spicker

THE EIDOLON HOUSE by Andrew Gillingham, Hayley Gauvin, Mackenzie Warner, & Natasha Wehn

THE GHOST by Athena Han and Janina Schabig

GOING, by Cedric Yu, David Kelso, & Michelle Kee

HIT ME! by Daniel Jeffery, Devan Scott, & Vlad

MISTAKEN INDEMNITY by Becca Johanson, Emma Peterson, & James Penco

NOT TOO FAR by Mohsen Yazdani and Nataliya Fedulova

"Short Changing" – The Fourth Year Grad Screening.

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Ninjas, koala bears, motorcycles.. need I say more?

Go to “Short Changing” – 4th Year Grad Screening to see the 16 film line-up.

May 5th and 6th at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 7:00PM at SFU Woodwards. It will be epic.

SFU Film Alumni: Lauren Beason's "Joan's Account" at NYIIF&V

“Sixteen-year-old Joan lives within a stifling family. After the sudden death of her grandmother, she must adjust to live within a dysfunctional family, and navigate through a week of grief, anger, and guilt. Just when she’s beginning to unravel, Grandma herself stops in for a little visit…”

Lauren Beason’s (’10) 4th Year film, Joan’s Account, screens at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, May 3rd at 2:00PM. The poster, however, comes from their screening in LA.

"At Least We're Not Shooting Film"

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The 3rd Years screen their digital films this Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema. Come watch awesomeness.

EDIT: If you were unable to come to the screening on Thursday, here’s a taste of what you missed.


SFU at DOXA Film Festival

DOXA, the amazing documentary film festival, starts May 6th and runs until May 15th 2011. This year, it showcases a number of SFU Alumni.

As part of the Spotlight on Vancouver: First Nations Films and Filmmakers, The Visit by Lisa Jackson (pictured above) is a short animation telling the story of a strange encounter a Cree family has one night. Recent graduate, Kelvin Redvers’ film, The Making of a Haida Totem Pole, will also be screened in that selection on Saturday, May 7th at 12:00pm, Vancity Theatre. (Neat fact: Kelvin’s film can also be seen at YVR just below the two Totem Poles by Don Yeomans.)

Daniel Pierce’s feature documentary, The Hollow Tree, will screen Friday, May 13 at 6:30 PM in the Pacific Cinémathèque.

Reed: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka, a film on 4th Year Kai Kiyooka’s grandfather, also will be screening at the festival.

SFU Music Student Union

Hey SFU Music Student Union, we also say hi.

Visit their site here (or click on their lovely picture above): http://www.sfumsu.tumblr.com/

Choch – Feature by SFU Film Student, Brendan Prost


Choch is the second feature length narrative film by SFU First Year Student Brendan Prost. It was shot during the summer of 2010 on a shoestring budget on the tails of his 2009 project Generation Why.

The film is a brief glimpse of a man struggling with an unattractive and misleading “choch” identity he’s developed for himself over a number of years. It combines anti-aesthetic vérité photography and ostentatious new-wave editing with internalized and heavily improvised performances. It offers a highly symbolic and sparingly evocative glimpse of a post-modern self in crisis.

Choch is screening at SFU Woodwards twice on the evening of Friday April 15th at 7pm and 9pm in room 4955. It is free and open to all students and their friends. It will also be screening multiple times in Calgary and Edmonton this summer before being self-distributed on DVD and digital download.

SFU Alumni at Crazy8s: Sarah Crauder co-directs "Run Dry" with Lindsay George


Sarah Crauder (on left) and Lindsay George (on right) at work on set.

The Crazy8s are back. Out of 120 filmmakers, 6 filmmaking teams were given 8 days and $800 to make their films. One of these six teams has Alumnus Sarah Crauder at the helm, co-directing “Run Dry” with Lindsay George.


Billie (Paula Giroday) and Anna (Laura Hancock) at the lab.

Written by Jordan Hall, the short film takes place in a future Vancouver running out of water where Billie (Paula Giroday) has to decide what price is too high to escape the dying city with her privileged boyfriend (Jason Cermak).

It was a fun and efficient two-day shoot with other alumni Eric Sanderson (Props Master), Lauren Beason (Grip) and current 2nd year student, Michelle Kee (2nd AD/Set Dec). Lunch was used to reminisce over the Bolexes and our beloved first year films.

Check it out at the Vogue Theatre on Saturday, April 9th. Buy your tickets here.

Probably the best location sign ever: “This is a set.” by 3rd AD, Meredith Hambrock.

Writer: Jordan Hall
Director: Sarah Crauder & Lindsay George
Producers: Laura Good & Jordan Hall

Photos by Kerry Rae taken from the Crazy8 Flickr stream

Alum Julia Hutchings at VWIFF 2011

Alumnus Julia Hutchings “Irradiate” will be screened at the 2011 Women in Film Festival. Part of Female Firsts, it screens March 5th.