Film Screenings

Chapman Showcase| Film Club - Short Films from Chapman University

When: 2014-06-17 16:00 - 2014-06-17 18:00
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

Selection of the best short films produced by students of the Chapman University, one of the best film schools in the United States.Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers students the unique opportunity to learn filmmaking in a hands-on environment.

Curated by Derek Horne, co-curated by Ema Šolarová of Chapman and Petr Horák of FAMU, you can watch the following films: If We Were Adults, Into the Silent Sea, Picture.Perfect, and There is No God and We all Die Alone. All of the selected short films received critical acclaim. You can find more details about the films at the American Center’s website.

In cooperation with iShorts.

In English.

You will be able to see the following films:

If We Were Adults (21 Minutes)

Director – Michael Fitzgerald; Producer – Christian Parent; Cinematographer – Adam Bial; Editor – Joel Terry; Production Design – Rachel Aguirre.

Synopsis: Mitch and Izzy are the last unmarried couple in a group of friends and so out of spite and with the help of a little booze, they decide to take the plunge.


Into the Silent Sea (25 Minutes)

Director – Andrej Landin; Producer – Heather McBride; Cinematographer – Benjamin Fischinger; Editor – Almog Avidan-Antonir; Production Design – Tara Friss; Composer – Austin Ray.

Synopsis: Alexander, a lone cosmonaut adrift in orbit around Earth with dwindling life-support, makes a desperate connection with a radio operator in Sicily.


Picture. Perfect. (25 Minutes)

Director – Winston Tao; Producer – Ngoc Ho; Cinematographer – Andrew Finch; Editor – Tiffany Melvin; Production Design – Eddie Lopes.

Synopsis: 17 yr. old Russell Clayton enters a photography competition in order to win some prize money for his little sister, but his drug-abusive father gets in the way.


There Is No God And We All Die Alone (21 Minutes)

Director – Harrison Givens; Producer – Diondra Meravi; Cinematographer – Ross Marian; Editor – Eddie Lopes; Production Design – Alex Tomko.

Synopsis: After the death of his father, Henry Fleetwood embarks on a whimsical journey to find the meaning of life and death.

Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts:
One of the premier film schools in the United States, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers students the unique opportunity to learn filmmaking in a hands-on environment modeled on a working studio. The college is comprised of the Sodaro-Pankey Undergraduate School of Film and Media Arts, offering degrees in film production, film studies, screenwriting, creative producing, television and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising, screen acting and digital arts; and the graduate Conservatory of Motion Pictures, offering M.F.A. degrees in film production, film and television producing, production design, and screenwriting, and an M.A. in film studies. Two joint M.F.A. degrees in producing are also offered in conjunction with the business (M.F.A./M.B.A.) and law (M.F.A./J.D.) schools. Dodge College is housed in Marion Knott Studios, a state-of-the-art, 76,000-square-foot studio and classroom building that provides students with 24-hour access to sound stages, edit bays, Dolby surround mixing, a motion capture stage and more. With an Oscar and Emmy-award winning full-time faculty Dodge College is where students learn the entertainment business from the inside out.