LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The top student films produced this year in the prestigious film programs at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts will be showcased at the Haig Mangoonian Screening Series, to be held June 6 at the Directors Guild of America (7920 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood); from 6:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Currently in its 28th year, the Haig Manoogian Screening Series was named in honor of the talented filmmaker and former NYU Faculty member Haig Manoogian, who for more than a decade was a beloved mentor to thousands of students in the Tisch film program, including Martin Scorsese. The screening will feature the top three films produced in the undergraduate, graduate and Tisch Asia graduate film programs, selected at the annual Wasserman/King Awards, which cap NYU's own annual First Run Film Festival in March.
"The Haig Manoogian Screening Series provides our students with tremendous visibility at the center of the film industry," said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts. "It also provides a valuable opportunity for NYU Tisch to connect with our many thousands of alumni living on the west coast, to give them an opportunity to experience the exciting work coming out of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television film program and our campus, Tisch Asia, in Singapore."
The Wasserman awards are given annually to three undergraduate and three graduate film students at NYU's Kanbar Institute, and receive special underwriting by a grant from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation. Winning films being screened include the following:
Erin Sanger, Bombshell (14:00 minutes)
Jacob Kafka, Based on a True Story (6:00 minutes)
Bruce Li, Caught (19:51 minutes)
Graduate Film – New York
Vladimir De Fontenay, Mobile Homes (13:00 minutes)
Melanie Delloye, Anna and Jerome (21:00 minutes)
Sarah-Rose Meredith, Plan B (19:30 minutes)
Graduate Film – Singapore
Jeffrey Wong, H'Mong Sisters (13:27 minutes)
Erica Liu, Springtime (13:26 minutes)
Mauricio Osaki, My Father's Truck
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SOURCE New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts