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Two people sit on a motorcycle in a desert landscape. The person in the back of the motorcycle is wearing a red cape.
Lorenzo Zanini, Sexy Jalapeños, 2016

What To Watch This Holiday Season

Screen time with SVA alumni and faculty

"Deadwood: The Movie" directed by Dan Minahan (BFA 1987 Film and Video), and "Black Monday," a series created by writer/producer David Caspe (BFA 2005 Fine Arts)
Photo from Printmaking in Havana, Cuba. SVA Destinations

SVA Filmmakers Abound at the 2019 DOC NYC Festival

SVA's Doc NYC Preview 2019
SVA Horror Society group photograph. Image courtesy of the SVA Horror Society.
Educator, filmmaker, SVA alumnus and BFA Animation Chair, Hsiang Chin Moe. Photograph by Nir Arieli.

SVA and New York Comic-Con: 2019 Preview

From left: The cover of Jerry Craft’s graphic novel New Kid, it is nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Children’s or Young Adult Book. One of the new covers for Nathan Fox’s graphic novel The Weatherman, and Nora Krug’s Belonging, which is nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Book. Image courtesy of HaperCollins/ ImageComics/ Scribner, USA.

SVA Library: Side Gigs

Undergrads working at the SVA Library

Caitlyn Duffy. Photograph by Diana Egnatz (BFA 2014 Photography)

Films You Can't Miss at After School Special 2019

The free film festival that highlights SVA talent

after school special 2019 logo
Ryan Turek sitting on set of Blumhouse's 'Halloween'. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures.
From left: Dan Minahan, Rebecca Sugar, and Thom Zimny

SVA Premieres Screens the Best of 2019 in Hollywood

SVA Premeres

SVA Alumni Wyatt Stevens and House Music’s New Vanguard

He embodies a "new energy" running through the NYC subculture

An image of Wyatt Stevens
SVA Premieres Promo Image
Jesse LoCascio. Photograph by Desiree Rios, via The New York Times.

SVA Style Asks the Movie Experts

The Breakfast Club

SVA and SXSW: The 2019 Preview

A still from Sword of Trust. Directed by Lynn Shelton.

Alumni Scholarship Awards 2019: Supporting Bold and Honest Stories


a man looks over a rocky half wall into a beautiful green hilly area and a bright blue sky.
Poster image for Nanfu Wang's film One Child Nation. Image courtesy of sundance.org.
tiny trump cardboard cutouts lined up against a fence. Image by Nikki Woods.

Escape New York Next Semester: Spring 2019 SVA Destinations

It's not too early to start making your spring break plans

Postcard image of Disney Animation Studios, reads "Become a California insider"
SVA Students by Bridget Badore

Four Cities, 140 Alumni, 13 days: SVA in Asia 2018

Connections with companies, schools and alumni were highlights

A person standing in front of flowers at a temple in Taipei.
Interior of Madame Morbid's Victorian-style trolley bus, with a woman in all black with glowing white eyes sitting in the back

My First Year: SVA Student Rianne Pyle


Rianne Pyle

Five Awesome Films You Can't Miss at SVA's After School Special 2018

Spotlighting the high caliber of talent produced by SVA's academic programs

2018 Emmy Nominations & the SVA Community: Jennifer Fox, Rebecca Sugar & More

Steven Universe, The Tale and more receive some Emmys love.

Jason Ritter and Jennifer Fox in The Tale (2018)
Miwa Sakulrat
SVA Graduation Class of 2018
Recent graduates and SVA faculty and staff pose before the 2018 SVA Premieres event.
SVA Premieres poster art

The Dustys Film & Animation Festival Kicks Off Friday

The 29th annual edition of SVA's celebrated film and animation festival showcases the best the school has to offer.


2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals: The SVA Preview

woman deep in thought and a man with a beard

SVA's 2018 Sundance Highlights & Diary

SVA Sundance Highlights

A group of friends

SVA and the Sundance Film Festival: 2018 Preview

Sundance Film Festival

A group of teenagers climbing a fence in a city.
A man behind a video camera.
rockabilly storefront live mannequin display
lovely love
A woman's brown eyes. Dark skin toned woman.
Happy woman
Cartoon sailor talking to magical character
a man with blue glasses and a beard staring forward
A group of employees
man jumping in trench coat
A group of people smiling at the camera consisting of four females and three males.
early morning rising

New Talent Alert: Watch the 2017 Dusty Awards Live

This eminent awards ceremony is the culmination of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival

Removes Dust Particles in the best possible way
People at Walt Disney animation studios
A photograph of a man's head and upper torso with a gray background.
four people 2017 Sundance film festival
a lady looking at the sculpture of Jesus
Two women watching.
People in building.
young woman with fearful expression

SVA Student Wins Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition

Ameer Kazmi's trailer begins screening in theaters on October 28

people watching advertisement of soft drink
Two men are standing next to an old West movie set.  One is in costume as a businessman and the other is in a t-shirt and baseball hat with headphones on his neck.

Circuit Training: How Filmmakers Can Make the Most of Festivals

Creative Life

A long haired guy with another long hair and a man with glasses on his nose.
Bearded man
diverse young ladies
a man in white on a boat in a river with other boats
The writing is of a date

SVA Student a Finalist in Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition

Ameer Kazmi's script was one of three selected from over 100 scripts

Man with glasses staring with locked gaze.
two man
An older Asian lady with white hair and glasses sits in a room
a guy with beard in a red hat.

SVA Premieres in L.A.

Inaugural Film Showcase Brings Students and Films to Hollywood

working together

The Next Wave of Filmmakers Debut at SVA Premieres in Hollywood

Check out the stellar work of these recent SVA graduates

A royal dinner for the king of the ring

New Talent Alert: Watch the Dusty Awards Live

This eminent awards ceremony is the culmination of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival.

A group made up of predominantly young people stand outside of a movie theater.
Scrabble board on pink background

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