I met an Oscar winning director today

God afternoon!

Now I just got back from this week’s Cinema Falls presentation. Cinema Falls is a film club here i Sioux Falls where you can get together with other movie nerds and watch great cinematic art. Today was not an ordinary presentation though, because South Dakota’s first and only Oscar winner (yet), Barbara Schock was there to speak. She got her Academy Award in 2000 for Best Short Film, and now she’s a member of the Academy, and the first female to be the chair of the Graduate film program at New York University. (To all Norwegian readers: Graduate School is where you go after college to get a Master’s degree, or to specialize within a certain field.)

She even brought her Oscar with her, and in case you wondered — it was really heavy.


After listening to Barbara talk about NYU, I must say that it sounds like an awesome school for filmmakers. It has actually been ranked as the top three best film schools in the WORLD, so no wonder why it sounded so wonderful. But it’s    e.x.p.e.n.s.i.v.e     -_-

I don’t think it’s a must for directors to go to film school, or at least that’s what Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood says. But it can certainly be an advantage. Sooo if it’s meant to be, it’ll be 😉 haha


After the presentation we had dinner together with the faculty and everyone else who attended the presentation. To my big surprise, I noticed that I’m not the only person interested in film around here. Cool!

I have an early swim tomorrow, so I better go to bed soon — Good night sweeties,
– Maria Lavelle

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