KCET'S FINE CUT SERIES receives funding FOR 15TH season
BY THE BRIDGES LARSON FOUNDATION
Fine Cut features the work of visionary artists and filmmakers attending such SoCal institutions as USC, Idyllwild, UCLA, AFI California Institute for the Arts and Loyola Marymount.
Los Angeles - January 17, 2012 - KCET has announced that Fine Cut - KCET's Festival of Student Film has received support for a 15th season from The Bridges Larson Foundation, a non-profit organization established by producer Jack Larson in memory of director James Bridges. The goal of the foundation is "encouraging excellence in theatre and film" through film school scholarships and grants.
Fine Cut is KCET's annual series that showcases the finest documentaries, comedic, dramatic and animated short films by filmmakers from renowned film schools throughout California. 2012 will mark the 15th annual series on KCET. The films can be seen on air exclusively on KCET and streamed (most in their entirety) at kcet.org/finecut. Bohdan Zachary is the executive producer of the series.
Schools that have participated in the Fine Cut series include: American Film Institute, Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts, Columbia Film School, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Loyola Marymount, UCLA and University of Southern California.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.