Promoting the top films from the previous school year to industry, media, family and friends.
Promoting the top films from the previous school year to industry, media, family and friends.

»Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

Dodge College's annual Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screenings promote the top films from the previous year, every spring in New York City and every fall in Los Angeles for industry, media, alumni, prospective students and parents.

+-Save the Date

Saturday, March 28, 2015
DGA Theatre Complex
New York

Registration for this event will open in January 2015.

+-Films

Barstow dir. Shelby Thomas
When sixteen-year-old Charlie Howard receives a devastating phone call she is forced to travel out to the middle-of-nowhere, Barstow, California, to ask a favor from a man she hasn’t spoken to in years.

Gefilte Fish dir. Shayna Cohen
Manya, a stubbornly independent Russian Jewish widow, is assigned a helper to prepare her home before Passover. Manya gets an odd surprise when Terrence, a young African-American, shows up on her doorstep, assigned by an agency to work off his hours of community service at her apartment. Initially, Manya and Terrence get along like cats in a sack, but eventually, in spite of their equally stubborn and suspicious characters, they both hack out a design for living with each other.

REAllOVE dir. Spencer Reed
Down and out from a bad relationship, Henry gets an implant in his brain that has the ability to create the perfect woman and project her into his reality. But when the line between reality and fantasy begin to blur, Henry must face the consequences of falling in love with something that isn’t real.

Unspoken dir. Eric Otten
A young woman must deal with the hardships of moving her mother into a nursing home.

Wire Cutters dir. Jack Anderson
A chance encounter proves fateful for two robots mining a desolate planet.

+-About the Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

We feel it is important take time to celebrate our students’ best work and showcase it to the industry. Each year we screen our top five student films at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in both Los Angeles and New York City. The events include a pre-reception, screening, and a post reception, allowing plenty of time for mingling and networking. Both events draw hundreds of guests and are a highlight of the semester for students and their crews, actors and families.

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Browse previous Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut selections in our

Dodge College Showcase