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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.

This year's Film Outside the Frame was held at Paramount Studios on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Below is a full list of winners. Congratulations to everyone!

Cub Award
Site Zero (Dir: Rachel Econ)

Silver Lion Award
The Last Swordsmith (Dir: Cameron Billingham)

Golden Lion Award
The Night The Moon Fell (Dir: John Bashyam)

Student Choice Award
JOY (Dir: Solomon Onita Jr)

Best Recorded Song
Millipede (Producer: Jared Shaw)

Best Sound Design
The Last Swordsmith (SD: Cameron Billingham)

Best Live Action
Total Awesome Viking Power (Dir: Morten Forland)

Best Animation
The Night the Moon Fell (John Bashyam)

Ian Conner Award For Best Cinematography
Samreen (DP: Sadia Qutubuddin)
Window (DP: Matthew Ballard)

Dreier Family Award For Best Editing
The Matchmaker (Editor: Claire M. Andreae)

Arkoff Award For Best Produced Screenplay
JOY (Writer: Solomon Onita Jr., Producers: Elsie Dortelus, Terrence Jerome Grant)

Best Documentary
A Tale of Two Veils (Dir: Narasimha Vivek Rao Nipani)

Best Production Design
Eliyah (PD: Marisa Stelly)

Best Original Graduate Screenplay
The Preserve (Writer: Daniel Hogan)

Best Original Undergraduate Screenplay
Guard (Writer: Chloe Cross)

Best Original Graduate Pilot or Teleplay
Verona (Writer: Chantelle M. Wells)

Best Original Undergraduate Pilot or Teleplay
Foreign Exchange Students (Writer: David Koutsouridis)

Faculty Award For Promotion of Social Justice
A Tale of Two Veils (Director: Narasimha Vivek Rao Nipani)

Faculty Award For Global Perspective & Intercultural Experiences
JOY (Director: Solomon Onita Jr.)

Bernard Abbene Comedy Writing Award (Best Comedy)
Couleur (Kate Coffey, Kristen Pileri)

SFTV Dean’s Directing Award
JOY (Director: Solomon Onita Jr.)

The James Wong Best Picture Award
JOY (Writer/Director: Solomon Onita Jr., Producers: Elsie Dortelus, Terrence Jerome Grant)