(Buffalo, N.Y) – SUNY Buffalo State’s Television and Film Arts (TFA) program will host its 10th annual TFA Night at the Oscars Feb. 26.
The event is a celebration of the 89th Academy Awards and the highest honors in filmmaking for Buffalo State students.
The Oscars will be shown on a big screen and students will be celebrated through the Television and Film Arts Pioneer Awards from the TFA Academy, a group of distinguished alumni and faculty.
The Pioneer Award categories are similar to the Academy Awards and consist of best actor, best actress, best screenplay, best director and best picture.
The nominees for the Pioneer Awards will be announced through a Facebook live stream at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the watch party.
“It’s going to be a really neat atmosphere, with the live band and celebrating the students” said Noelle Fisher, a TFA student and co-chair of the event. Fisher said there will also be a red carpet and photo area, so formal or semi-formal attire is recommended.
“I think it’s exciting because for a lot of people Hollywood is just a glamorous life and they definitely want to be apart of it,” said Katie Lipczynski, a TFA student and co-chair of the event. “It’s a really good opportunity to show off and get dressed up.”
TFA Night at the Oscars will be held in in the social hall of Buffalo State’s Campbell Student Union Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public for $10 for general admission and student admission is free with a school ID.