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David Lynch MFA Alum Finalist for Student Academy Awards

On Monday, August 1st, the finalists for the Student Academy Awards were announced. Among them was Maharishi University of Management’s own Johnny Coffeen.

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Brenton Schwartz: On Both Sides of the Camera

Brenton Schwartz just received his bachelor’s degree in media and communications and the outstanding student award from the department. Not only did Brenton do well in his film classes, but he volunteered for several projects directed by the David Lynch MA film students.

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Sam Bozzo: Award-Winning Filmmaker Joins David Lynch MFA in Film Program

MUM student Sam Bozzo received his BFA in film from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California and attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting program. Over the past 20 years he has had a prolific career as a video producer, director, editor, and motion graphic designer working in many industries, including advertising, education, and entertainment. He has also written dozens of screenplays, and his short films were screened at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.

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DLMFA Scholarship Winner “Milkmaid” Continues Film Award Wins

At the David Lynch MFA in Film Program, we know that film-making can take you on all kinds of amazing journeys. One such journey brought filmmaker Agnes Baginska to Fairfield, Iowa.

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David Lynch MFA Wins Big at Iowa Motion Picture Awards

The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management was a big winner at the Iowa Motion Pictures Association (IMPA) awards in Pella, Iowa on April 16th.

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“My Reincarnation” Showing at The Orpheum


My Reincarnation, the Emmy-nominated documentary film that follows the journey of awakening of a famous Buddhist teacher’s son, screens this Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. as part of the David Lynch MFA in Film (DLMFA) Outer Dimensions Film Series at Fairfield’s Orpheum Theater.

DLMFA co-founder and Fairfield resident Joanna Plafsky is Executive Producer of My Reincarnation, which was filmed over the course of 20 years by director Jennifer Fox. The critically acclaimed film chronicles the epic story of high Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s rise as...

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David Lynch Masters in Film Screening Series — Kickoff Weekend

The David Lynch Masters in Film Program (DLMFA) is pleased to announce the Outer Dimensions Film Series – a new bi-weekly film salon that will showcase indie/alternative features, shorts, and trailers from the DLMFA family as well as a wide range of other film artists. The bi-weekly salons are for all cinema lovers in the community who want to get together twice a month to watch and discuss movies. Films from DLMFA guest speakers and contributors such as producer Bill Borden (Mission Impossible III, High School...

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MC Senior Talks Working with the DLMA, The Love Doc, and Finding Your Passion

Laura Muzzarelli is a Media and Communications senior, set to graduate later this month. She’s been at MUM for two and a half years, and much of her time has been spent taking film courses and helping with the David Lynch Masters in Film students’ projects.

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Student Profile: Jaclyn Nott

Where are you from and what brought you here to the DLMA?

I’m from Minneapolis in Minnesota, only six hours north of Fairfeld, Iowa. I have family who live in various parts of Iowa, but none of them had ever heard of Fairfield. I heard about the DLMA program through a friend who stumbled upon the blog for the scholarship contest, and the cosmos took care of the rest. I completed my BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1999, it had been a while since I was last enrolled in school, but now...

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Student Profile: Karen Borger

David Lynch MFA in Film student Karen Borger is an Australian citizen currently residing in the United States. Photography was her first love and she discovered and explored the world of filmmaking at Sydney College of the Arts while studying Visual Communication Design.

Since then, Karen pursued filmmaking as her chosen vocation and subsequently graduated from the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School as a Director with her award-winning short film, “Serendipity.” She worked in the professional film industry gaining a reputation as one of the most...

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