Press

Press for the Rutgers Filmmaking Center – including reviews and interviews for RFC films as well as press for alumni.

RFC in the news

  • First Run Features acquires three RFC Film Lab films for distribution.
  • The Daily Targum features the creation of the BFA in Digital Filmmaking through RFC at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
  • The Daily Targum covers RFC and the university’s growing interest in filmmaking culture.
 

In praise of Antarctic Edge: 70° South

  • The New York Times reviews climate-change documentary Antarctic Edge.
  • Leonard Lopate talks to director Dena Seidel and Oceanographer Oscar Schofield about Antarctic Edge.
  • We News calls Antarctic Edge “a convincing call for action to save the planet.”
  • Earth Island Journal calls Antarctic Edge “one of the most informative films shot on location in the polar regions” since Nanook of the North.
  • The Village Voice says Antarctic Edge explains [climate change] “with such clarity and force.”
  • Indiewire blogs about Antarctic Edge’s unique collaboration between RFC and the Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences.
  • Reel News Daily says Antarctic Edge “fills a unique space in the lore of the least populated continent on the planet and that brings the challenges that not only the continent faces but the Earth does to the forefront.”
  • The Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota features Antarctic Edge in their environmental magazine Ensia.
  • Newsworks interviews Antarctic Edge director Dena Seidel for the documentary’s premiere at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
  • Film critic Cole Smithey says Antarctic Edge “captures the majestic beauty of the West Antarctic peninsula.”
  • what (not) to doc says Antarctic Edge “illustrates the important work being done to make sense of the mess we’ve made of the environment.”
 

Alumni accomplishments

  • CBS News talks to RFC student Jean Paul Isaacs about attending the Oscars (and handing Steve McQueen his Oscar for 12 Years A Slave) on The Couch.
  • RFC Jean Paul Isaacs goes to the Oscars as a part of “Team Oscar.”
  • CBS News interviews RFC student Jean Paul Isaacs about having his short film “The Youth” screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Rutgers Today talks to Jean Paul Isaacs about how he fell into filmmaking and winning Campus Movie Fest.
  • MTV-U interviews RFC student Zach Morrison.
  • RFC student Zach Morrison talks with MTV-U about what it was like having his film shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Films by RFC Alums Steve Holloway and student Zack Morrison are screened at Cannes Film Festival 2013.