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Students Get Dusty At SVA Awards

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 26, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzThe School of Visual Arts (SVA) presented their 8th Annual Dusty Awardson Wednesday, with film notables such as actor Treat Williams ("Hair,""Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead"), writer/director PaulSchrader ("Taxi Driver," "Light Sleeper") and documentarians JoeBerlinger & Bruce Sinofsky ("Brothers Keeper," "Paradise Lost") on handto present the awards. Dustys are given to students in the graduatingclass of the film department, and are awarded in eleven categories,including Film, Alternative Cinema, Screenwriting and Editing. In aprepared statement, Reeves Lehmann, chair of the Film, Video andAnimation Department at SVA said, "The fact that the industry comes indroves for this special event signals a thirst for new talent."The only multiple winner this year was Bau Vu, who took home two Dustys,winning in both the Film and Directing categories for the film "DeadEnd." The other winners were: Alternative Cinema: Andrew Guidone -- "PositiveAddiction"; Cinematography: Colin Bressler -- "Cool Eye"; Editing: MagnusAkten -- "June"; Screenwriting: Amy Wagner -- "Before Francis Flies Away";Performance: Katherine Wallach -- "June"; Animation: Avi Katz -- "Last Waltzin New York"; Computer Animation: Byung Hoon Cho -- "The Rebirth"; Stop-MotionAnimation: Chris Gelles -- "Round the Block," and Visual Effects: Fabian Tejada-- "Equis."
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by Mark Rabinowitz




The School of Visual Arts (SVA) presented their 8th Annual Dusty Awards
on Wednesday, with film notables such as actor Treat Williams ("Hair,"
"Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead"), writer/director Paul
Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "Light Sleeper") and documentarians Joe
Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky ("Brothers Keeper," "Paradise Lost") on hand
to present the awards. Dustys are given to students in the graduating
class of the film department, and are awarded in eleven categories,
including Film, Alternative Cinema, Screenwriting and Editing. In a
prepared statement, Reeves Lehmann, chair of the Film, Video and
Animation Department at SVA said, "The fact that the industry comes in
droves for this special event signals a thirst for new talent."


The only multiple winner this year was Bau Vu, who took home two Dustys,
winning in both the Film and Directing categories for the film "Dead
End
." The other winners were: Alternative Cinema: Andrew Guidone -- "Positive
Addiction
"; Cinematography: Colin Bressler -- "Cool Eye"; Editing: Magnus
Akten -- "June"; Screenwriting: Amy Wagner -- "Before Francis Flies Away";
Performance: Katherine Wallach -- "June"; Animation: Avi Katz -- "Last Waltz
in New York
"; Computer Animation: Byung Hoon Cho -- "The Rebirth"; Stop-Motion
Animation: Chris Gelles -- "Round the Block," and Visual Effects: Fabian Tejada
-- "Equis."