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June 15th, 2011

Snovi a finalist for Student Academy Awards

Film & Television

Reshad Kulenovic (COM ’11), who co-wrote the screenplay for Snovi with Jonathon Myers (GRS ’07), spent eight months flying back and forth from Boston to Bosnia to scout for and shoot his short film. Kulenovic’s debut effort has also earned him an extraordinary distinction. The film was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures […]


April 29th, 2011

‘Kids Living with Slim’ recognized by Al Jazeera

Film & Television

Film Professor Sam Kauffmann attended the 7th Annual Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar, where he screened his most recent film, Kids Living with Slim. The film follows seven African children who are HIV positive (the word “slim” is slang for HIV/AIDS). Al Jazeera festival organizers had seen the film at the […]


April 29th, 2011

Alumni make cut at Boston indie film fest

Film & Television

Three COM alumni will screen their films at the Independent Film Festival of Boston (April 27-May 4). The festival highlights a selection of American movies made outside the Hollywood studio system, and international films, with a mix of narrative features and documentaries, short films, including animation and experimental genres. Attendees have the chance to meet […]


April 28th, 2011

‘Eat Me’ takes top prize at Short Film Festival

Film & Television

On April 20, the College of Communication Student Assembly (COMSA) held “Your Take,” the BU Student Short Film Festival. A total of 11 short films were screened by the audience, which voted on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Prizes included Best Buy gift cards and iPod nanos. “Dilemma” by Javier Melendez won 1st […]


April 4th, 2011

Hothouse students win BCA award

Film & Television

Hothouse Productions’ “Guess Who?” – a short documentary about gender roles – won the Boston Center for the Arts’ Young Filmmaker Award on Apr. 2 for its student creators. Olivia Neir (’11) and Sarah Kamaras (’11) (right), both producers on the film, were there to accept the honors. Related Links BCA Young Filmmakers Competition Hothouse […]


March 24th, 2011

Roy Grundmann on Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy

Film & Television

Roy Grundmann, associate professor of Film and director of the Film and Television Studies program at COM, appeared on the Emily Rooney Show on Wednesday, March 23, to discuss the passing of Elizabeth Taylor. The Hollywood legend was 79. Additional Links Roy Grundmann Undergraduate Film and Television Graduate Film and Television


February 11th, 2011

Broadcast students to appear in feature film

Journalism

BU broadcast journalism students are usually trained for television – but recently, they got the chance to appear on an even bigger screen. Some students will appear in cameo roles as news anchors in an upcoming feature comedy based on a novel by author David Gilbert. Filmmakers didn’t even set foot on campus – students […]


January 21st, 2011

Geena Davis visits Hothouse

Film & Television

[Updated Jan. 21] Geena Davis (CFA ’79) spoke with Hothouse Productions students on Nov. 30 about her films, gender biases and the best place to hang out at BU: Geena Davis’ realization that a problem exists in media portrayals of gender came about when she was doing what many parents of young children do: watching […]


January 21st, 2011

COM alum snags spot at Sundance

Film & Television

With a small film about a pet alligator, Zachary Treitz (’07) beat the odds to fill one of only 81 spots for short films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. “We’re Leaving” is Treitz’s directorial debut at Sundance, having produced the festival’s well-regarded Daddy Longlegs last year. BU Today spoke to him about COM, Sundance […]


January 5th, 2011

‘COMlife’ places third in Clicker contest

Film & Television

Watch this video on YouTube Watch the debut episode of COMlifeCOMlife is a new reality web series produced by the College of Communication’s Follow Suit Productions. It covers the happenings of two COM freshmen as they explore and discover the academic and social landscapes of college. The College of Communication’s reality web series COMlife is […]