Spotlight: Yared Zeleke

Sandscribe students had the privilege of meeting with filmmaker Yared Zeleke for a discussion at our Addis base. Zeleke’s film, Lamb, was an official entry in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival – the first Ethiopian film to appear at the prestigious Cannes festival. Zeleke was born in Ethiopia and emigrated to the United States and went to New York University, where he earned an MFA in writing and directing. Zeleke is in Ethiopia this summer, shooting his next movie. Sandscribe was…

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July Film Festival & Workshop Details

On Saturday, June 29, film industry professionals will travel to Washington DC to participate in the Sandscribe Student Film Festival & Workshop – our first event in the United States. Workshop topics include directing, production, acting, screenwriting and more (see below). Both events are open to the public. Location & Schedule: Sat. July 29 University of Maryland 0126 Stamp Student Union College Park, MD 20742. 2 – 5PM: Workshops in Stamp Student Union’s PG and Atrium rooms. Free. 6 – 11PM:…

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June Film Workshop and Festival

Sandscribe’s June workshop and mini film festival was a resounding success. The festival presented three student films at the Oromo Cultural Center in Addis Ababa on Sunday, June 4, and was attended by over 250 artists and cultural leaders. The films’ themes included the triumph of the human spirit, family, and reciprocity. June’s mini-festival was the culmination of a ten-day intensive classroom instruction and field production. June’s workshop was a collaboration between the Sandscribe Foundation and Sharing International, a U.S.-based…

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Dr. Steven Thomas in Addis on Fulbright

Sandscribe was delighted to see Dr. Steven Thomas return to Addis Ababa. Dr. Thomas, a professor of literature and film at Wagner College in New York, is a member of Sandscribe’s guest faculty. This fall, he received a Fulbright scholarship to teach film analysis and research the Ethiopian film industry. From October to December 2016, Thomas taught a graduate seminar on film theory for Addis Ababa University’s new Master of Arts program. He also worked with several local scholars to research…

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