College of Motion Picture Arts

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 […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program to present iconic World War II documentary

Event to Recognize Veterans Day and the 75th Anniversary of World War II  Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program will present the newly restored high-definition 4k version of “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress,” as well as a special presentation in celebration of Veterans Day and the 75th […]

Terry Beck

When he was considering where to attend college, Florida State University senior Terry Beck wanted a place to grow and build the skills necessary to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He thought he would have to attend a school in New York or California, but as soon as the Wisconsin native saw FSU […]

FSU film professor wins prestigious Independent Spirit Award

Something very unexpected happened when Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, a gifted and impassioned faculty filmmaker and teacher at the College of Motion Picture Arts, heard his film “Life and Nothing More” announced as a winner at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. His mind went blank. Esparza didn’t expect that. He’d practiced a […]

FSU Veterans Film Festival honors directors at world premiere of ‘Apache Warrior’

Photo Gallery The Florida State University Veterans Film Festival hosted its first-ever world premiere as filmmakers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud debuted their film, “Apache Warrior,” at the seventh annual event Thursday night. The co-directors received the FSU Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking before screening their film at Florida State University’s […]

FSU rolls out the red carpet for Oscar-winning alumnus Barry Jenkins

Florida State University rolled out the red carpet for Barry Jenkins’ triumphant return to his alma mater capped off with a sold-out crowd at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall March 31. Tickets to Friday’s screening of Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” had sold out in less than two hours. The event was hosted by the Florida State […]

Oscar nominees: FSU film school is nation’s ‘hidden secret’

Oscar nominees and Florida State University graduates Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders find themselves in unfamiliar territory lately, launched there by the exhilarating ride of their Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight.” For years, McMillon and Sanders — nominated for an Academy Award in film editing — have comfortably worked behind the scenes often in tight editing rooms, […]