4:30 PM16:30

Call for Work: Represent Film Festival


Represent is a short-film festival dedicated to shifting the narratives told about people of color through stories that reflect on our ever-growing dreams, realities and imaginations

The Antiracist Classroom invites filmmakers of color between the ages of 16 - 25 to submit short films that reflect you and/or your collective identity to push the limits of typical depictions of PoCs in film, depictions which are often mischaracterized, racist, or reliant on traumatic histories. While the content of submissions doesn’t need to explicitly focus on the topic of identity, who we are inherently shapes our work, so we welcome films that explore identity in varying degrees

Do you have a film that portrays an ideal reflection of your cultural, ethnic, or linguistic heritage? Are you working on a project that counters the prevailing interpretations of identity or culture we see around us? Are you a creator who has consciously cultivated diversity and inclusion throughout your filmmaking process? Show us how you choose to reflect yourself in your work

Visit www.antiracistclassroom.com/representfestival for more details on how to submit!

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1:00 PM13:00

Q&A w/ Film Liaison Joan Aguado

Location, Location, Location: Everything you want to know about permitting film locations in beautiful South Pasadena (but were afraid to ask). 

Film Department instructor Ken Aguado will host a Q&A with the Film Liaison for the City of South Pasadena, Joan Aguado on Tuesday, June 11th in the Ahmanson Auditorium @ 1:00pm.

Joan Aguado has been the film liaison for the City of South Pasadena for more than 15 years.  Prior to her work at the film commission, Joan held various jobs in the film business.  She started as a production assistant and moved on to become a script analyst, story editor, development executive at various studios, including 20thCentury Fox.

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to Mar 31

Zack Snyder: The Director's Cuts


A three-day event featuring special screenings of: 

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 6 PM
Dawn of the Dead Director's Cut

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 4 PM
Watchmen Director's Cut

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 4 PM

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition

Following each screening, there will be a panel discussion with ArtCenter alumnus and director Zack Snyder along with special guests from the individual films' cast and crew. 

Purchase a three-day pass or single-day tickets. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for ArtCenter alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are also invited to join FullCircle to obtain discounted tickets and attend a private reception on Friday evening.  

Movie snacks, casual dinner and beverages are included in the ticket price.

The event is being sponsored by VERO True Social.

Limited edition t-shirts, with original art by Alex Pardee, are available through Ink to the People.  

All proceeds support ArtCenter College of Design and the refurbishing of the College's Ahmanson Auditorium.

For inquiries, please email 
giving@artcenter.edu. We will reply within one business day.

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7:00 PM19:00




Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm

LAT Media Center

Join us for a special screening of the Hulu documentary Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, featuring newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to the inner workings of a toy giant during Barbie’s biggest reinvention, surveys 60 years of women in popular culture through the lens of this 11.5 inch, Zelig-like plastic icon. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary reveals, through both funny and fascinating archival material, and fly-on-the-wall observations of Barbie’s current architects, the progression and regression in the fight for gender equality.

Following the screening, ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman will moderate a discussion with Andrea Nevins, producer, writer and director of Tiny Shoulders; and Kim Culmone, senior vice president and global head of design, Barbie & Fashion Dolls at Mattel.

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2:00 PM14:00

Catherine Hardwicke Masterclass: FIX IT IN PREP


Catherine Hardwicke Masterclass: FIX IT IN PREP

Tuesday, February 5th • LA Times Media Center

Director Catherine Hardwicke (LORDS OF DOGTOWN, TWILIGHT, MISS BALA) will present her essential masterclass on filmmaking. Hardwicke’s first feature film, THIRTEEN, won the Director’s Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Choosing material that is thought-provoking and controversial, Catherine Hardwicke’s films have helped to redefine popular culture, showcase notable figures from the past, and raise light on important social issues. At the helm, Hardwicke’s passion for storytelling and attention to detail help create films rich in visual texture and narrative depth.

RSVP by e-mailing film@artcenter.edu

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1:00 PM13:00

Q&A w/ 1st AD Patrick Mangan


Accomplished NY-based 1st AD PATRICK MANGAN will be ArtCenter instructor Ken Aguado’s guest on 12/11/18 at 1pm in the Ahmanson Auditorium. 

After serving in the first Persian Gulf War in 1991, Patrick Mangan was accepted into the NY DGA Assistant Director Training program and discovered his true vocation: Managing the chaos on FILM and TV sets.

Moving quickly from Trainee to Key 2nd Assistant Director on film “The Devil’s Advocate," Patrick soon transitioned to First Assistant Director on several films and series, including the acclaimed series “The Americans," Marvel's "The Punisher" and the TNT pilot “Constance."

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1:00 PM13:00

Q&A with Director Jeremy Podeswa

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Film Department Instructor Ken Aguado will host a Q&A with Director Jeremy Podeswa. Mr. Podeswa is an award-winning feature film and television director who has been Emmy-nominated for directing “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Boardwalk Empire.” He has also directed dozens of other premium cable series including, “True Detective,” “The Newsroom,” “True Blood,” “Rome,” and “Six Feet Under.”

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4:00 PM16:00

Q&A with Actor William Fichtner

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Director and film instructor Matia Karrell will host a Q&A with actor William Fichtner.

Having appeared in a wide range of films along with television and theater roles over the course of his career, William Fichtner continues to carve out a reputation as one the most versatile and talented actors working today.

He has acted in films including THE DARK KNIGHT, 12 STRONG, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and CRASH. Upcoming projects include THE SPACE BETWEEN, co-starring Kelsey Grammer, and FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN, co-starring Forest Whitaker.

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3:00 PM15:00

Q&A with Photographer Ture Lillegraven


Ture Lillegraven is a Los Angeles based photographer and director known for his authentic, energetic, and youthful imagery for Converse, Nike, Adidas and Reebok.  He has been recognized by American Photography, PDN, Communications Arts as one of the top image makers several years running. His images have appeared in publications such as Esquire, GQ, W Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Men’s Health, and the New York Times.

Hosted by the ArtCenter Photo Department



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7:00 PM19:00

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD - Film Screening and Q&A

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An up-and-coming New York journalist who finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he’s granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God. 

The film stars Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, Brenton Thwaites, Yael Grobglas, Hill Harper, and Charlbi Dean Kriek. Written by ArtCenter Film instructor Ken Aguado. Directed by Perry Lang. 

This event is open to the entire ArtCenter community!

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