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The Film and Video Student Association (FVSA) provides University of Michigan community members with an opportunity to enhance and expand their knowledge and experience of film, video, and television through various events, workshops, movie nights, discussions, and other educational and social activities.
FVSA 2023-24 Co-Chairs - Jesse Krugel and MJ Johnson
Please join us for our Fall 2023 Lightworks Festival!
Lightworks Festival 2022-23
Lightworks April 2023 Festival Winners
Lightworks December 2022 Festival Winners
Lightworks Festival 2021-22
Lightworks January 2022 Festival Winners
Lightworks April 2022 Festival Winners
Lightworks Festival 2020-21
In order to showcase student work from FTVM courses this past fall and winter terms, the Film and Video Student Association used a virtual platform to host its bi-annual Lightworks Film Festivals. The Festivals premiered on YouTube (January 8th and 9th, 2021, at 8PM EST in the fall and May 7th and 8th, 2021, at 8PM EST in the Winter). At the end of the second night each term, winners were announced (see full lists of winners below).
Please note that all projects created during Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 were created following COVID guidelines, which limited access to certain production aspects -- but ensured that the safety of students and faculty was the top priority of the FTVM Department.
Winter 2021 Lightworks Festival Winners
Fall 2020 Lightworks Festival Winners
Watch Both Nights of Lightworks from WINTER 2021 HERE
Watch Both Nights of Lightworks from FALL 2020 HERE
FVSA Event Highlights
Disney Pixar Artist Chris Bernardi Visits U-M
Chris Bernardi (Sets Supervisor) joined Pixar Animation Studios in November 2000 as a shading technical director on Finding Nemo. He subsequently served in a variety of roles, including sets shading supervisor on Cars, senior shading artist on the Academy-Award®-winning WALL-E, sets shading technical director on the Academy-Award®-winning Toy Story 3, set shading lead on Monsters University, and set shading technical director on the Academy-Award®-winning Inside Out. As a sets supervisor for Coco, Bernardi works with other supervisors, directors of photography, and the production designer, leading a team of artists and programmers to create the environment for the film.
FVSA Lightworks Festival Archive