• Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

» Showcasing the storytellers of tomorrow

Dodge College's annual Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screenings promote a selection of top student projects from the previous year as determined by a panel of distinguished alumni and industry representatives. 

By attending this event you will enjoy:

  • Networking with attending industry and faculty guests
  • Connecting with alumni, current and prospective students
  • Access to admission representatives
  • Complimentary parking, drinks and food

Admission to these events is free with registration. 

Films screenings are made possible in part through a grant awarded by the Leo Freedman Foundation. Dodge College thanks the foundation for its continued support of our student filmmakers. 

+ - Save the Date

Please join us for the premiere of our 2018 films:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6 p.m. - registration and reception
7 p.m. - screening
DGA Theater | Los Angeles, California


+ - About the Films

The following films will screen for the 2018 program:

STUMPED (dir. Christina Farman) – An out of shape corgi turns to aerobics to successfully bring his owner the morning paper.

SPRAYING UNDER THE STARS (dir. Claire Cai) – Two graffiti activists are using graffiti to protest for both themselves and others, but the world is more difficult to change than they thought.

ESTA ES TU CUBA (dir. Brian Robau) – Set in 1960’s Cuba, Esta es tu Cuba follows a ten-year old boy as he watches his family torn apart by Castro’s revolution. 2018 Student Academy Award winner.

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT (dir. Erin Lau) – In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl is forced to confront her father after he steals her beloved pet for an underground dogfight. 2017 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab fellow.

PINK NOISE (dir. Alex Italics) – A fun-filled whirlwind tour of existential dread, wanton depravity, sick obsession and suburban angst, all set to the toe-tapping musical stylings of Grammy Award-winners They Might Be Giants and acclaimed funk/jazz trio Moon Hooch.

VOXGIRL (dir. David Bashford) – A former kids’ TV actor who has garnered an unwanted cult following looks to reinvent herself and legitimize her music career.

+ - Chapman Showcases

Or join us for one of our Chapman Showcases, featuring student projects from all disciplines:

Saturday, October 6, 2018
3 p.m.
Regal Union Square Stadium 14| New York City

Satruday, October 13, 2018
2 p.m.
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Seattle, Washington

Meet with admissions representatives and speak with current students about life at Dodge College. 

Register for one of the Chapman showcases by emailing dodgecollege@chapman.edu

Questions about these events?

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