A Preview of Coming Attractions … for the May 12 FMI Senior Showcase of 2022

The annual Film & Moving Image (FMI) Senior Showcase features capstone work from the graduating majors. Students work as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors and more. Before we screen the films, however, we always like to offer up a preview of these wonderful coming attractions, via the specially designed posters for each film. This year, these posters are once again displayed in the gallery space of the School of Design. The actual showcase, itself, will take place on Thursday, May 12, starting at 7, live and in person in the Inscape Theatre on our Greensping Campus. The event will be masked, but without capacity restrictions. So mark your calendars for a night of great cinema!

Below is a collage from the gallery opening.

This is our twelfth overall episode and the sixth (and final) one of the 2021-2022 academic year. Tune in to see what FMI Department Chair Chris Reed, FMI Senior Kevin Baker and FMI Sophomore Kayla Mings think of the new films Petite Maman (out from Neon on April 22) and The Northman (coming out April 22, as well, from Focus Features).

Care to see the previous eleven shows? Check out our Vimeo site!

The fifth annual FMI Awards—put on by Stevenson’s FMI Club—took place on Sunday, April 10, both in person and via livestream. You can see all 12 of the nominees (out of a greater number of submissions) on our Vimeo site. Many thanks to our three judges: Alexander Hammett, Dimitrios Reiti, and Michelle Rossignol (Class of 2010).

The FMIs offered awards in 8 categories this year: Best Picture, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Actress.

Our 2022 sponsor was, once again, Blackmagic Design, which offered a copy of Resolve Studio and a Speed Editor for Best Picture. All the other prizes received Amazon gift cards.

Here is a list of the winners:

• Best Picture: “Missing Figure” (Jeremiah Battle)
• Best Documentary: “Carmen” (Sam Giordano)
• Best Director: Ian Whisner – “Trail of the Terrestrial”
• Best Cinematography: Devin Maldonado – “Hank”
• Best Screenplay: Ian Whisner – “Trail of the Terrestrial”
• Best Editing: Devin Maldonado – “Hank”
• Best Actor: Simon Wickwire – “Drive-Thru”
• Best Actress: Allison Burke – “Peter and Zan”

On April 28 and 29, Class of 2016 alumnus Joe Dimaio, a Creative Director at Stanley Black & Decker, will come to campus to visit classes and present, Thursday 4/28 at 7pm, in the School of Design Soundstage, examples of his work.

The event has no capacity restrictions, though everyone must be masked.

[Poster designed by Graphic Design major Jessica Hernandez]

The annual FMI Awards––popularly known simply as “The FMIs”––are Stevenson’s answer to the Oscars! The 2022 show will take place live in our School of Design Soundstage on Sunday, April 10, at 7pm. Since attendance is limited for remaining COVID-related restrictions (and a sign-up link has been sent out by email to students), we invite any who cannot attend in person to join us on our BlueJeans livestream.

So please watch, virtually or live, as we screen the films made by Stevenson students over the past academic year, with prizes given for best acting, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, documentary and … best picture. The entire glorious affair is organized and managed by Stevenson’s FMI Club. This year’s event is once again sponsored by Blackmagic Design, and presented as part of Stevenson University’s ArtsAlive! program. Check out last year’s movies on our Vimeo page.

[poster designed by FMI Senior Hazen Batock]