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Health on Film: Intersecting Medicine and Media

4PM: William L. Harkness Hall, Room 112, Yale University

April 18, 2016

BROADCASTING HEALTH: What happens when health news breaks? In this interactive workshop, produce a mock minute-long segment for the evening news, and learn what you need to create accurate, ethical, and compelling stories about health and medicine. Learn about pitching stories to a network, interviewing sources, and shooting for the news versus film. Storytellers and doctors welcome!

 

Michael Nedelman is a Digital Producer for ABC News Medical Unit who has directed a number of documentaries about health and medicine. An M.D. candidate at Stanford and their current Global Health Media Fellow, he also recently trained at the World Health Organization in New Delhi and the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism. He graduated from Yale in 2008, majoring in Film Studies.

The Business of Screenwriting with Vineet Dewan

3:30PM: Whitney Humanities Center, Room B-04, Yale University

April 19, 2016

Come learn about the art and business of writing screenplays that sell and navigating the film industry with seasoned Yale Alumnus (Class of 2002), Vineet Dewan!

Tapped by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 25 New Faces to Watch, Writer-Director Vineet Dewan, was born in Bahrain and grew up in London. He graduated from Westminster School in London; and Yale University (’02) in Film Studies and Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, with a double distinction and an award for his contribution to the visual arts. 

After receiving his MFA in directing from the USC School of Cinema, where he was awarded both the John Huston Directing Award and the Bush Cinematography Award, Vineet was selected for the NBC-Universal director training program where he worked on prime time shows including "Heroes" and "Friday Night Lights". His short film "Clear Cut, Simple" won the Directors Guild of America Award and top prizes at over a dozen film festivals including SXSW; it was recently showcased by the 10th Tribeca Film Festival as part of their ten best shorts of the last decade. 
 

Opening Screening Spotlight

6:30PM: The Loria Center, Room 250, Yale University

April 19, 2016

Join us for the opening screening of the Film Festival with the film that won Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards this year!

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy (YSD'95)
Writers: Josh Singer(YC'94), Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber (YSD'92)

Your First Indie Feature: A Conversation With Jay Dockendorf

4PM: William L. Harkness Hall, Room 112, Yale University

April 21, 2016

Come learn about the exprience of making your first indie feature with Yalie Jay Dockendorf, the writer and director of Naz & Maalik, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.

JAY DOCKENDORF (writer, director) is a writer, director and composer. Naz & Maalik is his first narrative feature. His short documentary “Vigilante Copy Editor” (2013) was a featured Op-Doc of The New York Times. He co-composed the music for Naz & Maalik with Adam Gunther. Winner of Tribeca Film Institute's IWC Filmmaker Award for Naz & Maalik, Jay has two more features in development with producers Margaret Katcher and Jacob Albert.

YSFF16 Alumni Screening: Naz & Maalik

7PM: The Loria Center, Room 250, Yale University

April 21, 2016

Join us for a screening of a Yale alumnus film, followed by a Q+A with the director!

One of “12 Breakouts of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival” 
- IndieWire

“Original stories about underrepresented characters are hard to come by these days, and Naz & Maalik succeeds at not just finding a niche, but rising above the clever concept and delivering a powerful treatise on what it is to be young and disenfranchised in New York City.”
- Austin Chronicle


Over the course of one meditative Friday afternoon, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by lingering FBI surveillance. Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.

Check out the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCuUqTeZIoY

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JAY DOCKENDORF (writer, director) is a writer, director and composer. Naz & Maalik is his first narrative feature. His short documentary “Vigilante Copy Editor” (2013) was a featured Op-Doc of The New York Times. He co-composed the music for Naz & Maalik with Adam Gunther. Winner of Tribeca Film Institute's IWC Filmmaker Award for Naz & Maalik, Jay has two more features in development with producers Margaret Katcher and Jacob Albert.

MARGARET KATCHER (producer) is an LA-based writer and film producer. She began her career in film after spending two years in New Orleans as a Teach for America corps member, and hopes to produce material that presents beautiful writing and complex, diverse characters. She currently works for screenwriter Eric Roth.

JACOB ALBERT (producer) is a writer and producer. Currently a Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas, he is at work on several film projects and a collection of short stories.

 

Student Block #1: The Super Shorts

1PM: The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University

April 22, 2016

Short and (sometimes) sweet.
Followed by a Q+A with directors!
Free and open to the public.

1. Hurry Up (Belgium)
2. Precipice (USA) - Yale College
3. Ambivalence (Belgium)
4. Did You Hear About Her Dad? (UK)
5. The World is Beautiful (USA)
6. You Ci Ke (Singapore)
7. Nadir (Belgium)
8. Mission 5065 (Lithuania)
9. John (USA)
10. Obsolescence (Canada)
11. Until Death Do You Part (France)

YSFF16: Works-In-Progress

3:30PM: The Yale Film Study Center, Room B20, Yale University

April 22, 2016

Filmmaking is a long process. Interested in seeing what some Yalie filmmakers are up to? Consider coming by to see works-in-progress of a documentary and narrative film made by two teams of Yalies!

 

Because the screening is a works-in-progress, your feedback is requested, and may even effect the final look of the film!

 

 

SUNKEN ROADS (2016) — dir. Charlotte Juergens

 

A feature-length documentary about WWII vets returning to Normandy for D-Day's 70th anniversary.

In June 2014, I traveled with a group of American veterans from the 29th Infantry Division, as they retraced their route from D-Day.

 

My great grandfather, also a D-Day vet, belonged to this same division, and this family connection fostered a unique closeness between the veterans and myself. These men have permanently shaped my life. They saw me as their granddaughter and shared stories with me unlike any I’ve ever heard.

 

SUNKEN ROADS is an exploration of memory, inter-generational relationships and the human need to commemorate.

 

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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE (2016) — dir. Jackie Ferro

 

When a young freshman shows up late to his first discussion section in college, he is asked by a member of the class if he is the TA, to which the flustered student replies, "Yeah… yeah I'm TJ." This misunderstanding causes our young hero to accidentally lead a section and later embrace his new identity as TJ the TA. A series of misadventures, including awkward interactions with the class's real TAs, a crush on the smartest girl in section, and many, many papers to grade, catches TJ in a web of lies that he has to unravel if he wants to avoid expulsion and - hopefully - have a successful freshman year.

 

Student Block #2: The Narrative Shorts

6PM: The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University

April 22, 2016

Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

1. The Shoe Room (USA) - Yale College 
2. Parnassus (Netherlands)
3. Bosniak (Canada)
4. Pitter Patter Goes My Heart (USA)
5. The Fifth (USA)
6. Leon (UK)
7. Mx. Pink (France)
8. Taking the Plunge (USA) - PLUS Q+A with the directors 

Student Block #3: The Documentary Shorts

10AM: The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University

April 23, 2016

Join us for the documentary component of the 2016 Yale Student Film Festival followed by a Q+A with directors!
Free and open to the public.

The screening will include:
1. Painting Doors (Germany)
2. Junksville (UK)
3. Unfinished Business (UK)
4. Csillag (Slovenia)
5. Miles to Go (Finland)
6. What Day is Today (Portugal)


Be sure to check out the other screenings for YSFF16 this April 18-23!

 

Student Block #4: The Experimental Films

1PM: The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University

April 23, 2016

Free and Open to the Public.

 

The screening will include:
1. Nerves Most Spoiled (USA)
2. Bike Trip (USA)
3. Hootchu (Korea)
4. Redpoint (Iran)
5. Forgiveness (Lebanon)
6. Dispersion (USA)
7. Frankfurter (Germany)
8. Cotton Candy (USA) & Q+A***


Be sure to check out the other screenings for YSFF16 this April 18-23!

The 2016 Yale Senior Thesis Films

4PM: The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University

April 23, 2016

Free and Open to the Public. 

 

Join us for a screening of the five narrative short films from the Class of 2016's Film and Media Studies Majors! Followed by a Q+A with the directors!

ALL NIGHT BLUES — writted/directed by Nick Henriquez
OVER DINNER —written/directed by Travis Gonzalez
THE PERFECT FOURTH — written/directed by Henry Wolf
THE CAMEL'S BACK —written/directed by Michelle Mboya
LAVENDER — written/directed by Eric Nelson

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YSFF 2016

April 18th-23rd | Yale University

 Official Selection

Narrative Shorts

Super Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Experimental Shorts

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Experimental Shorts

The 2016 Yale Senior Thesis Films