2019 Senior Film Showcase trailers


Welcome to the CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts, located in the heart of the entertainment industry.  With seven programs of study, CTVA offers unparalleled opportunities for academic and professional training in a richly diverse environment.

Our faculty bring extensive professional experience to the classrooms, studios and labs, and are committed to instilling the knowledge, expertise, creative and analytical skills that will allow students to achieve their goals in the fields of television, film and new media.

We are housed in Manzanita Hall, designed by world-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. Our facilities are industry-standard and include film and television sound stages, post-production and mixing suites, a new media lab, a digital visual effects and animation suite, and the 130-seat Elaine and Alan Armer Screening Room.  The CSUN Cinematheque regularly programs film series and other screenings and events in the Armer.

CTVA alumni work in every facet of the entertainment industry.  Extensive relationships with studios, networks, production companies and other organizations provide students with access to internships, jobs and other collaborative opportunities.

CSUN is also home to the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, which, with its vibrant and eclectic performance program, has quickly become the intellectual and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley.

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2019 Showcase Schedule

The Film Showcase is May 1, 2019 @7:30PM
Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
(ticketed event)
Screenwriting Showcase is May 3, 2019 @7PM
CSUN Little Theatre
(open to all)
Multimedia Showcase is May 8, 2019 @7-9PM
Manzanita Hall Portico 
(projects also projected around campus) (open to all)
Television Showcase is May 18, 2019
10 AM-5 PM Screen of all Television Senior Thesis projects--7 PM Student Awards Ceremony 
Writers Guild of America 
(open to all, first come first served seating)

Candid Shots

Prof. Krasliovsky on symposium panel

Professor Alexis Krasilovsky gave a five-day workshop on screenplay adaptation, based on her book, "Great Adaptations," at the EMK (Edward Kennedy) Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the International Academy of Film and Media.  She also participated in the International Conference on Women in Cinema and the "West Meets East" producers' conference at the Dhaka International Film Festival.  http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=179166&fbclid=IwAR2m2odmt9lWW6F9ZPRrAhEBt3Pkdzqtt9Hd30GghX3EAW4tJ_23fAl8Vos

Thelma Vickroy, Nate Thomas, and Frances Gateward

Thelma Vickroy (CTVA Chair), Professor Nate Thomas (Head Film Production Option) and Frances Gateward (Head Media Theory and Criticism) at the  Hollywood Foreign Press Association 76th Golden Globe Awards.

Five CTVA Television Production Option alumni currently working at BIG BROTHER

MFA Screenwriting students Eduardo Lucatero, Marty Lang and Christine Mathewson with Michael Grillo at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.