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As a premiere private institution, the school of film and television at LMU relies on the generosity of our alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners to provide the highest level of education in all areas of film, animation, television and digital media. It is because of the generous support of our LMU family that we are able to remain relevant in the ever-changing filmmaking industry.

Each year we increasingly rely on the support of alumni, parents and friends—like you—to offer students the finest programs and services. From panel discussions with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry to a full-service internship program, we strive to maintain an educational environment that enriches the lives of everyone here at the School of Film and Television.

Our Director of Development, Stacy Barnes will be happy to assist you with making a meaningful gift to SFTV. Please contact her to discuss the various giving options. or call at 310-338-5981

Film Outside the Frame

Film Outside the Frame, SFTV's annual student awards and film festival, recognizes student achievements in all areas of filmmaking. Each year, top student work is screened at a major studio in front of friends, family, LMU community and industry professionals. Awards are given in the areas of Best Cinematography, Best Animation, Best Teleplay, Best Sound Design, Best Documentary and more.

SFTV students: 2014 Film Outside the Frame submissions are open now through Friday, May 16, 2014, 5pm. Entry forms can be accessed and are required to be submitted, online. Check your lion account for the application link. If you have questions email

This year's festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at Paramount Pictures. Save the Date, more details to come!

Thanks to all who joined us for FOF 2013! Full list of winners below.

Cub Award
Shadow Dancing (Dir: Sean Drummond)

Silver Lion Award
The Collatz Conjecture (Dir: Kelsey Taylor)

Golden Lion Award
Memoirs (Dir: Alex Michael Harris)

Student Choice Award
The Collatz Conjecture (Dir: Kelsey Taylor)

Best Sound Design
Indianapolis (SD: Jeffery Marshall)

Best Live Action
Memoirs (Dir: Alex Michael Harris)

Best Animation
Yamashita (Hayley Foster)

Ian Conner Award For Best Cinematography
Mugunghwa (DP: Devin Wilson)

Dreier Family Award For Best Editing
Stepping Onto The Sand (Editor: Brendan Calder)

Arkoff Award For Best Produced Screenplay
Butterfly Dreams (Writer/Prod: Venkat Krishnan)

Best Documentary
Not A Beat, Not A Scene (Dir: Thomas MacVicar)

Best Production Design
The Collatz Conjecture (PD(s): Carolina Guerrero, Lia Bruce)

Arkoff Award For Best Feature Screenplay
Angel of War (Writer: Pablo I. Castrillo)

Best Comedic or Dramatic Teleplay
Assisted Living (Writer: Alex Wilson)

Faculty Award for Promotion of Social Justice
Lost Innocence (Dir: Ann Conner)

Faculty Award for Global Perspective & Intercultural Experiences
Yamashita (Dir: Hayley Foster)

Bernard Abbene Comedy Writing Award (Best Comedy)
The Kegging (Writer/Director: Michael Schafernak)

SFTV Dean’s Directing Award
Yamashita (Dir: Hayley Foster)

The James Wong Best Picture Award
Stepping Onto The Sand (Producer/Director: Brendan Calder)