‘The Fabricated Wild’ Premieres at International Film Festival

November 2, 2020 by
“The Fabricated Wild,” a film created by NSCM film visiting lecturer Nicholas Twardus, premiered at the Dobra International Experimental Film Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 8 to October 4. He represented the Nicholson School’s Film program in this premiere. “I was honored to be selected for this festival out of thousands of […]

NSCM Graduate Students Go Above and Beyond

September 30, 2020 by
Each year, the Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) recognizes graduate students who strive for academic and professional excellence. Various Nicholson graduate students received awards for their sedulous research and teaching. Recipients included students America Edwards, Aaron Scott, Lakelyn Taylor, Eve Heffron and Julian Baner. Communication student America Edwards obtained the revered Meeske Graduate […]

MFA Recharged: Feature Film Focus

September 30, 2020 by
The previous Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema Track has been given a new name – the Feature Film Production Track. With this new name, come some changes. NSCM’s graduate film program has always been a visionary, leading the way in feature film production, but the track’s name now better reflects that. Lisa Mills, Ph.D., associate professor and […]

Journey into the Unknown with NSCM Filmmaker

June 30, 2020 by
Nicholas Twardus, MFA in Feature Film Production graduate ‘19, and current visiting lecturer in the Nicholson School’s Film program, has a deep fascination with film and nature. Twardus’ work in film, particularly playing with aspects of production within nature, has been heavily influenced by Carl Jung, who wrote extensively about the healing aspects of the […]

MFA Grad Selected for CBS Writing Mentorship

January 31, 2020 by
Nicholson MFA graduate Mike Diaz received a momentous opportunity when he became one of only six to participate in the esteemed CBS 2019-2020 Writers Mentoring Program, selected from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with CBS executive mentors. The mentors then help the writers develop a new piece […]

‘Marching Forward’ to the Global Peace Film Festival

September 10, 2019 by
Don’t miss out on a free screening of the UCF film “Marching Forward” on Saturday, September 21, which tells a powerful story of segregated Orlando. The film touches on the nuances of race relations in Orlando during the latter days of Jim Crow and how a love for music united two bands from two schools. […]

UCF-Led Animation Camp Brings Kids’ Stories to Life

September 10, 2019 by
Thanks to an intensive weeklong storytelling and animation summer camp, 20 fourth and fifth graders had the chance to create their own animated films and spark a love of creation that could make future animators out of them. The camp hosted two weeklong sessions at UCF Downtown’s Communication and Media Building where graduate students from […]

Celebrate the Arts Panel Talks Career Advice

June 28, 2019 by
UCF’s fifth annual Celebrate the Arts, which took place April 5-14, 2019, showcased interactive displays of student artworks and included events such as alumni socials, theatre performances, video game demonstrations and author talks.   “The fifth Celebration was the most attended to date, with over 15,000 tickets sold for more than 40 events,” Michael Wainstein, […]

Falbo’s Film ‘Postal’ Wins Over Audience

June 28, 2019 by
Everyone has experienced frustration while on the phone with a company’s customer service line, feeling helpless and getting more irritated by the minute as the problem persists. UCF alumnus Tyler Falbo, BFA ’14, touched on just that feeling of exasperation as he turned a real-life event into a hilarious, award-winning film “Postal.” Falbo’s assiduous work […]