College of Motion Picture Arts

FSU film school premieres free screening of MFA graduate students’ capstone work  

As the 2022 summer semester concludes, the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts presents a free public screening of graduate thesis films to the Tallahassee community. The films will be shown in two parts on Saturday, July 30, at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, and they represent the work of second-year graduate students […]

Two College of Motion Picture Arts students nominated for Television Academy Foundation’s College Television Awards 

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts students Thomas McDonald and Tristan Owen have been nominated for the Television Academy Foundation’s 41st College Television Awards for their film “The Castle Builder.” Florida State University · Motion Picture Arts students nominated for Television Academy Foundation’s College Television Awards Nominated in the Nonfiction or Reality Series […]

FSU Film School faculty wins 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award®

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker-in-residence Valerie Scoon won a 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award® in recognition of her documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots.” The film was nominated in the Documentary Historical category, which recognizes films that are a retelling of an event or situation significant to a current or […]

FSU film school faculty to present new documentary on history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon’s documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots,” presented for national distribution by WFSU Public Media, has been chosen to be featured by American Public Television (APT), a major programming source for U.S. public television stations. “We are proud of Valerie and her […]

WFSU to host virtual discussion on FSU Film faculty’s ‘Daring Women Doctors’ documentary, Sept. 10

WFSU Public Media will host a special hour-long virtual panel discussion focusing on the history of early women physicians and the legacy of that experience today. The event, “Breaking Barriers: Women in Medicine,” will feature Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon and segments of her documentary, “Daring Women […]

FSU graduate’s ‘fishy film’ helps her earn Directors Guild of America honors

The adjustment to college life can leave some students feeling like they don’t fit in. It was this idea that sparked Kyra Gardner, then a Florida State University student in the College of Motion Picture Arts, to create her film “Phoebe,” which just earned her Best Woman Student Filmmaker honors from the Directors Guild of […]

FSU, Tallahassee community come together for Veterans Day weekend film presentation

Florida State University students, Tallahassee community members and veterans kicked off Veterans Day weekend by recognizing the nation’s military and veterans with a screening of the documentary-narrative feature film “Above the Best,” Thursday, Nov. 7, at CMX Cinemas Fallschase. The event, presented by the College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Cinematheque in association with the […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts ranks among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continued its ascent in the rankings of yet another entertainment industry publication. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was ranked No. 14 by The Wrap last year. The Wrap touted […]

FSU moves veterans film presentation off campus to increase community engagement

Florida State University’s annual screening of a veteran-themed film in honor of Veterans Day will take place off campus for the first time in an effort to broaden community outreach. The university will present “Above the Best,” an immersive documentary-narrative feature film, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at CMX Cinemas Fallschase. The event is […]

Film student wins prestigious award from American Society of Cinematographers

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts student Jazleana Jones recently won one of The American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) prestigious Student Heritage Awards for her work on the documentary “King, Charles.” Jones, a junior from Clermont, Florida, received the Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award, one of three Student Heritage Awards presented this year, during a ceremony […]

Profiles in Leadership: Reb Braddock’s 30-year mission to build the ultimate film school

The narrative of Reb Braddock’s life as a filmmaker, teacher and creator reads a little like a Hollywood script you couldn’t write because no one would believe it. “A story about a guy who starts out working in the film equipment room signing out cameras and ends up in the dean’s office in charge of […]

FSU honors WWII filmmaker with Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program kicked off Veterans Day weekend by commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II with a screening of the famed 1944 documentary “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” Friday, Nov. 9, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.  The documentary by renowned Hollywood filmmaker William Wyler takes audiences aboard the final mission […]