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June 2, 2012 | 4 - 9pm

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
FREE and open to the public

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The BCA presents a full evening dedicated to the emerging cinema of New England - more specifically, to a group of talented 16 to 22-year-olds who will share some of their first film productions with the audience. The event will include a DIY Flipbook Workshop and Internship panel that will surely set some reels in motion to get them to the film studios of their dreams.

Program Events:

4 - 6:30pm | Featuring entries by Filmmakers ages 16 - 18

DIY Flipbook | Award-winning local animator Alan Jennings (BFA MassArt) leads a beginner's course in one of the simplest and most rewarding forms of animation: the flipbook. Learn the basics and draw a number of frames with nothing but your imagination to guide the work.

Finalist Screenings


6:30 - 9pm | Featuring entries by Filmmakers ages 19 - 22

So you'd like to get an internship? | Learn tips on choosing the right internship for you, on putting together a successful application and getting the most out of your internship. Meet with representatives from Rule Boston Camera, the go-to place for professional video and audio equipment; Documentary Educational Resources, an archive and distributor of documentary films; and Finish Edit, a post-production and special effects house in the South End.

Finalist Screenings


All workshops and screenings are open to all ages! Request your tickets by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Finalist films and filmmaker profiles:

Filmmakers ages 19-22

Neha Agrawal “The Hurdy Gurdy Man”
What does it mean to be a street performer -- Is it an act, is it passion? Or a little bit of both? Neha is a recent graduate of Tufts University who is interested in documentary film and is currently working at CCTV as a youth media coordinator.

Michael Basta “Remedy in Phrases”
A character searches for a song in his recently deceased father's record collection after hearing it in his recurring dream. After years of immersing himself with films, Michael has fostered a passion for filmmaking outside the conventions of narrative cinema.

Michael Bucuzzo “Orion's Belt”
An unknown consciousness frantically searches the decaying remnants of an apartment determined to escape before being imprisoned permanently between the physical and metaphysical realm. Michael studies at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Heather Hoglund “6am Serenity”
6am Serenity follows Paul and Cathy, members of Back on My Feet Boston, part of national, non-profit that creates independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless community and underserved populations. Heather is a Junior, B.F.A Documentary Production Major at Emerson College.

Katherine Howley “Earrelephant”
An elephant hears voices. He soon understands why. Kate is currently senior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She loves experimenting and working with the camera.

Joel Marsh “One Step Forward”
Love in reverse. Independent filmmaker Joel Marsh has written, directed and produced over 25 short films that have shown and received awards at film festivals across the nation.  He currently attends Northeastern University in Boston.

Kyle Martin “Stepping Forward”
This movie profiles the preparation and connection needed for a dance performance. Kyle is a senior art major at Williams College. He discovered his passion for video art late in college but hopes to continue filmmaking after college.

Eben McCue “Hook, Line & Murder”
A war veteran fish's attempt at a relaxing fishing trip in the Canadian wilderness gets interrupted by his traumatic past. Can he persevere through the flashbacks or will they take complete control of his sanity? Eben is a junior in Animation at MassArt.

Filmmakers ages 16-18

Noah Bartel “Mind”
"Mind" conveys the feelings and thoughts that a person goes through when they are in complete solitude, and ultimately the feeling of that peace being broken. "Mind" was shot using Super-8 film, spliced and drawn on with colored sharpies. Noah is a sophomore at the Cambridge School of Weston who has been making films and movies for the past three years.

Sonny Finch and Dimitri Giannopoulos “Cooperation”
Two brothers who literally need each other to perform everyday tasks find themselves separated when a woman comes between them.

VanJessica Gladney “My Story”
A spoken word poem turned into a visual representation. VanJessica is a high school senior who was raised in Arkansas and somehow found her way to boarding school in Massachusetts.

Jian Mei Guan and Spencer Cheek “Sound Wars”
An inspiring and heartwarming story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and rolling in the aisles. For Jian Mei film is a chance to learn and he likes experimenting with different ideas and media. Spencer likes making surreal and absurd films.

Sam Harnish “Blindness”
The story of a man who lost his sight in a terrible accident. Told from this man’s perspective, the only images we see are from his memories and imagination. "Everyone dreams. The difference between filmmakers and everyone else is we are able to articulate those dreams."- Werner Herzog

Chrisna Khoun “That's Life”
“That’s Life” looks at what motivates and drives three different young men and one boy. What do they wake up for each day? Chrisna made "That's Life" while attending the Real to Reel Filmschool at Raw Art Works. She attends Lynn English High School.

Wilgens Metelus “Father”
Wilgens expresses his thoughts about what it means to have a father in this poetic narrative. He is a senior at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and plans to attend Bunker Hill Community College.

New England Film Academy Workshop, summer 2012 “On the List”
When Chase's day goes from bad to worse, he regrets having put such an important item on today's "To Do" List...

Monroe Remy “Chimera”
When reality meets fantasy, Jake continuously drifts into many different dreams. Monroe is a freshman in college. He attended Boston Latin Academy and participated in both the Fast Forward program at the ICA and Artists For Humanity.


Institutional supporters

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Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation in collaboration with the Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies

National Endowment for the Arts


Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation


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