• Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

» Showcasing the storytellers of tomorrow

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

Attendees 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 this event 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.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 

Doors at 7 p.m. 
Program at 7:30 p.m.

Reception to follow screening


Directors Guild of America 
7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

DGA parking map

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About the Films

The following films were selected to screen for the 2019 program:

PREHEATED (dir. Luke Snedecor and Sarah Heinz) – A boy's plan to bake a birthday cake becomes disastrous when his scientist father's latest experiment gets added to the mix. 

RELENTLESS (dir. Shelby Thompson) – The comeback story of a young action sports athlete who seemingly lost everything after a freak accident turned him quadriplegic. 

GHAZAAL (dir. Ragini Bhasin) – A thirteen-year-old Afghan refugee hustles around as she experiences her period in a refugee camp.

EMBARKO (dir. Kailee Hague) – When two delivery dogs on a job discover buried treasure in the mountains, their conflicting interests lead to dire consequences. 

SKIN HUNGER (dir. Kristina Rodemann) – Desperately lonely, an undocumented immigrant goes to greater and greater lengths to steal moments of touch from those around her. 

TWO PAPER NIGHTINGALES (dir. Kaylin George) – A fairy tale of two sisters torn apart by war, told from three different cultural perspectives.

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