South by Southwest just wrapped its 9-day festival and we are still celebrating
A Message from the Director of Penguin Highway
Saturday May 11, 2019
Hiroyasu Ishida visited LAFS and delivered this special message We have a TON of fun events on campus every week. Be sure to visit our Events Page to find out more about screenings and director visits like this one! The post A Message from the Director of Penguin Highway appeared first on The Los Angeles […]
Every year all eyes turn to Austin, Texas, as SXSW takes over the city giving musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives a chance to showcase their talents. In its more than 30-year run, SXSW has become synonymous with cool and creative. The festival ended last week, but we wanted to recognize the alumni who submitted their film, Other Side of the Box, and won!
Three graduates from The Los Angeles Film School won in the Midnight Short category for the suspenseful short film, Other Side of the Box. The filmmakers included producer Nick Coppola (Film program 2014), composer Avery Kentis (LARS 2015) and director Caleb J. Phillips (Film program 2014).
“SXSW is considered one of the biggest film festivals in the world. It was overwhelming to think that we would have a film screen here alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood,” said Coppola.
The SXSW Film Festival screened dramas, documentaries, comedies and genre standouts, including Jordan Peele’s Us as the Opening Night Film, which has garnered enormous buzz.
“Being there provided an endless amount of opportunities with filmmakers from all over the world. With many informative panels from some of the most influential filmmakers in the industry—we learned so much,” added Coppola.
Their film, Other Side of the Box, also won “Best Bump in the Night” at the Savannah Film Festival in November last year.
Bringing Your Family to Germany on a Student Visa
Thursday December 20, 2018
As a non-German studying in Germany, you’re allowed to bring your family members to live with you at least during the study period, but, both parts must meet some requirements. What Is the German Visa for Family Reunification? German visa for family members of foreign students is a residence permit that entitles your non-EU/EEA family […]
Photo via SXSW: Nick Coppola
Photo via SXSW: Caleb Phillips
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Q-Learning Agents, Part 2
Friday October 05, 2018
Telling a computer to perform an action based on an input isn’t too hard. Teaching a computer to learn what action to take based on what it sees is a whole different challenge. Now imagine that the computer wont even know if the action is good or bad until some unknown point in the future […]