Updates on the 2020-2021 Academic Year
SVA continues remote instruction, with select facilities accessible by appointment. Click below for updates.

SVA Premieres: Ninth Annual MFA Social Documentary Film Thesis Showcase

September 26 - September 28
A man watches as a little boy plays Go.
Credit: Still from a film by Yunhong Pu

MFA Social Documentary Film and SVA Premieres present the Ninth Annual Thesis Showcase, featuring work by the class of 2019. This screening series is a preview of documentary shorts and features in-progress. Filmmakers will be present and Q&As will follow each screening. A Filmmakers' Reception will follow the screenings on Saturday, September 28. Contact mfasocdoc@sva.edu with any questions. RSVP here.


Screening schedule:


Thursday, September 26
6:30pm | Her Brand of Humor (38 min) by Yuting Lei
7:30pm | Mom Yong Benjawan (60 min) by Padcha Ithijarukul
8:50pm | Lolita Anyways (58 min) by Naijie Wang


Friday, September 27
6:30pm | The Old Dragon Bay (34 min) - Chenyu Kou*
7:30pm | Go Through The Dark (100 min) - Yunhong Pu*


Saturday, September 28
3:00pm | Shadow Practice (45 min) - Esfandiar Aban
4:15pm | If The Island Could Talk (28 min) - Kate Fisher
5:00pm | Before He Starts (23 min) - Xin Fang
Short break
6:00pm | Dumas (38 min) - Olivia Garzon*
7:00pm | Runaway Mime (33 min) - Yuxing Guo*
8:00pm | Made in Paradise (32 min) - Yang Yang*
9:00 – 11:00pm | Filmmakers' Reception


*Thesis Showcase Spotlight


Free and open to the public