2015 Finalists



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see the finalists at the

Docs-in-the-Works Pitch Competition
February 27 @ 3:00 p.m., Tisch Theater 006


Fusion Competition Showcase + Award Ceremony
February 28 @ 6:30 p.m. Cantor Film Center


Drumroll please! And the 2015 Fusion Film Festival Finalists are…


Citify (Director, Elyse Frenchman)

On the Street (Director, Noel Woodford)

Night Mothers (Director, Shivani Khattar)

Oil and Water: An American Love Story (Director, Dagny Looper)

Renaissance City (Director, Laura Butvinik)

Undergraduate Film:

Aisha (Director, April Xiong; DP,  Matthew Mendelson)

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream: From Passion to Pursuit (Director & DP Stephanie Guzman)

Fish Hook and Eye (Director, Chloe Aktas; DP. Kevin Rios)

Graduate Film:

Tether (Director, Eve Symington; DP, Emelie Silvestri)

Snowflakes (Director, Laura Fallada; DP, Chananun Chotrungroj)


Bristles (Director, Erica Liu)

Adam’s Ail (Director, Amelia Harvey)

Minor Monuments (Directors, Zoe Logan & Joe Kowalski)

Web Series:

Bitch N’ Lisp (Directors, Kelsey Coughlin, Emma Kreienberg, & Nicole Palermo)

Pants Role (Directors, Emory Parker & Austin Harris)

Expecting (Director, Robbin Rae)

Sight and Sound:

Dahlmann Lane (Director, Valeria Rotella)

Storybook (Director, Skyler Johnson)

Self Portrait (Director, Madeline Leshner)

Undergrad Feature Screenplay:

Nights (Written by Emelie Claxton)

Bear Crossing (Written by Molly McCarthy Veh)

Noah and the Band (Written by Chloe Jury-Fogel)

Grad Feature Screenplay:

Caroline’s Wedding (Written by Easmanie Michel, France-Luce Benson, & Darcy Miller)

The Place Behind Her Eyes (Written by Vika Evdokimenko)

Untapped (Written by Chloe Hung)

Undergrad One Hour Pilot:

Legend Has It (Written by Emily Gilmer)

Captured (Written by Vanessa Benton)

The Lost Ones (written by Jennifer Coates)

Grad One Hour Pilot:

The Doll House (Written by Brigette ReDavid)

Our Country (Written by Margherita Arco)

Enlisted (Written by Carol Garlick)

Undergrad Half Hour Pilot:

Gifted (Written by Yenny Kang)

High Minded (Written by Emi Shaufeld, Vincent Salvano, & Spencer Sapienza)

Pass By Catastrophe (Written by Joseph Gerbino & Erica Hart)

Grad Half Hour Pilot:

Up and Coming (Written by Stacey Rose)

Full of It (Written by Lilian Mehrel)

Dating by Numbers (Written by Dagny Looper)

Rising Star:

First Date (Director, Anastasia Sanger)

Boo (Director, Emma Taubner)

Eclipse (Director, Gisela Zuniga )


Check out the full festival lineup of screenings, panels, master classes, doc pitch competition, networking receptions featuring celebrity guests from film, TV, and new media

February 26 – 28