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On the set of “Siempre Esperanza

2018-19 International co-production between NOVA Alexandria students (FCI) and film students in Oaxaca, Mexico from 100Volando Escuela de Cine & UNIVAS – Universidad de Jose Vansconselos de Oaxaca.


On the set of VCU Summer intensive productions

VCU Cinema program ranked in 2017 as VA’s top film school –  Students shoot on 35mm film


On the set of 2017-2018 FCI production on Climate Change 

Directing Workshop 2017-18

Dr. Jill Biden, faculty in the English Department, NOVA and Dr. Annette Haggray, Provost of NOVA Alexandria dropped by on our set.















Presenting the members of the 2017-2018 Film Collaborative International (FCI)

FCI 2017-18

We are excited about our film projects this year and gearing up for the story idea competition. Screenwriting students are eagerly waiting to turn the finalist’s idea into a script.

2017 George Mason University – Film and Video Studies program ice cream social with my former film students – NOVA alums, now in FAVS program

with Fernando
with Colin
with Cai
with Matt
with Mitch
with Britney
with Erblin
with Jordan
with Oscar
with Chris

On the set of Spring 2017 FCI production: Between 2 Worlds 

Directing Workshop 2016-17

Our Dean visits us first day of the shoot to wish us well
Introducing Jimmie (Our Dean) to the cast & crew

Our set is always a cultural experience – students learning how to eat Ethiopian food
It’s a wrap! Love the diversity of our students!!!








Trip to Manzanillo, Cuba to link up with faculty in the Arts (March 2017)

with Prof. Mayelin (Prof of Dance) & Lic. Ramón Leonardo Cabrera Figueredo (Cinema Scholar & Critique)

with Professors in the Arts from University of Granma, Cuba

at the Tobacco factory with our hosts Profs. Eduardo, Laritza & Dangel


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Sunset in Manzanillo
with Yomisel, choreographer and Director of Cultural Center of Manzanillo, Cuba

Jammin’ with old school son cubano band

Manzanillo, Cuba – images


















The 2016 NOVA Student Film Festival

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audience shot


Photo by: Consuelo Pena © 2016 Film Collaborative International – Alexandria

On the set of Spring 2016 FCI production: an International collaboration of Final Exam



Photo by: various FCI members © 2016 Film Collaborative International – Alexandria

Fulbright Specialist program in in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – Fall 2015

in class with Miki lecturing AAU enwf group shot

 2015 Fulbright Program “from Script to Screen workshop” productions stills:

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Yes, it is a crane…a homemade one 🙂 necessity is the mother of inventions at its best!

 2015 US Embassy – Ethiopia

“Telling HerStory” screenwriting workshop focused on using the art of film and screenwriting to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues.

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Some of the films shots this year were featured at the 2nd Annual NOVA Student Film Festival


On the set of Spring 2015 FCI productions

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It’s a wrap! 3 Productions for Spring 2015 Directing Workshop wrapped on schedule!

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more production stills coming soon….


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and for some artistic production stills….


Photo by: Anh Nguyen © 2015 Film Collaborative – Alexandria

On the set of Spring 2014 FCI productions

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4 Productions wrapped on schedule!

Production for the films that were slated for mid-semester (Spring 2014) has wrapped. Thanks be to GOD, students from the collaborative shot 4 short films in 3 days!  Below are the productions stills:

The Shoot: Day 3 (and final day) March 15, 2014- a 16-hour shoot @ NOVA Alexandria – Tyler Bldg.

The Shoot: Day 2 – March 2, 2014 – a 7-hour shoot @ Arlington Independent Media – Studio

The Shoot: Day 1 – March 1, 2014 – a 16-hour shoot @ NOVA Alexandria – Tyler Bldg.

The Casting Call:

Photo by: Santino Fernandez © 2014 Film Collaborative – Alexandria

Fall 2013 – On a documentary shoot – “The Art of Political Change – Union of Concerned Artists”

Working on documentary "The Art of Political Change - The Union of concerned Artists"
Working on documentary “The Art of Political Change – The Union of concerned Artists”

2013 48 hours Film project

NOVA Alexandria film students took part in the 48 hours film project after taking one Directing Course – my warriors!

After the screening of their film at the American Film Institute, posing for the paparazzi 🙂

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After screening of their film at the American Film Institute
After screening of their film at the American Film Institute