In the third episode, we spoke with Phil Hastings, founder of the SUNYWide Film Festival, about the history of the festival, how it has grown and his video documentation of the praying mantis.
In the second episode we spoke with Josh Adams, assistant professor at SUNY Oswego, about his quest to find a rare movie used in the Steven Spielberg film “Minority Report.”
Buffalo State will host the 8th annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system.
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.
Last month it was announced that a new film about Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, would begin production in Buffalo this spring. The list of movies shot in the Buffalo Niagara region includes a number of classic films, such as “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “The Natural,” but more recent films like “The American Side,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Sharknado 2” have also been filmed in the area.
On the Buffalo Review (5/2) we covered the Target boycott, a shortage of foster parents in western New York and filmmaking in Buffalo.