Congratulations!! Three MFA Computer Art graduates have made it to the Final Round of the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards!!

OSCILLATE - Daniel Sierra (MFA 2013 Computer Art) (Alternative)

STAIRCASES - Steinar Nedrebo (MFA 2013 Computer Art) (Alternative)

LIGHT MIND - Jie Yi (MFA 2013 Computer Art) (Alternative)

And congratulations to the other students who have advanced to the final round in Animation:

MARCEL - Eric Cunha & Seung Sung (BFA 2013 Computer Art) (Animation)

SCATTERED - Lindsay Lindenbaum (MFA 2013 Social Documentary) (Documentary)

SVA made a huge presence with 7 out of 11 films representing the Animation, Alternative, and Documentary categories in the Region Three Semifinals. SVA is awesome!

Happy Birthday Spike Lee!!!

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was making amateur films by age 20, and won a Student Academy Award for his graduate thesis film. Lee drew attention with his first feature, She’s Gotta Have It — one of the most profitable films made in 1986 — and continues to create films that explore provoking topics like race, politics and violence. He is also known for his documentaries like  4 Little Girls ,
   a piece about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, was
nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1997 and  When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts ,   about life in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina  as well as  commercials.

#HappyBirthday #BlackHistoryAllYearLong #SpikeLee #BlackFilmActors #BlackFilmDirectors #BlackFilmProducers #StudentAcademyAward #AcademyAwardForBestFeatureDocumentary #HurricaneKatrina (at Brooklyn New York)