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Film Outside the Frame opens the doors to Playa Vista campus

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This year’s Film Outside the Frame serves as both a film festival and an open house to the Playa Vista campus, which just opened this semester.

LMU’s School of Film and Television will hold its annual Film Outside the Frame festival this Sunday, Nov. 11. In the past, Film Outside the Frame has been formatted as more of any old awards show, rather than a festival. This year, everything is different.

The Executive Producer of Film Outside the Frame, Jared Nigro, is “thrilled to evolve Film Outside the Frame from an awards ceremony to an interactive film festival and awards ceremony,” Nigro said. “The body of work being presented this year feels very fresh and exciting just like the new campus, so why not have form follow function?”

Here is all the information you will need before attending the event this weekend:


Silicon beach opens up to faculty, students, alumni and creative supporters as the festival will be held at the brand new Playa Vista Campus. A world seemingly far from our home on the bluff, the extension of campus opened just a few months ago. The festival will provide the opportunity to explore the state of the art film facilities and equipment the new campus has to offer.


Beginning at noon on Sunday, nominee screenings will be held throughout the campus in a unique film festival format. The opportunity to showcase student’s work prior to the awards ceremony is exciting for the festival and students alike.

A brief hour long reception from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will provide a break between screenings and awards. Finally, at 4:30 p.m., the 2018 nominees will be awarded in categories like Best Picture, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography and many more.


Getting down to Playa Vista is easy. Whether you’re driving, Ubering or biking, it is less than three miles away. Also, two shuttles will be running from University Hall this Sunday only. Parking on the main campus is free on the weekends, so take advantage.


On the festivals brand new format, SFTV’s Academic Affairs Associate Timothy O’Neill said, “It will be a looser, more open festival atmosphere — we also want it to be a kind of ‘open house’ for those who haven’t made it down and explored the [Playa Vista] campus.”

But more importantly, this festival is a chance to support fellow students, friends and filmmakers who spend countless hours learning, creating and producing each and every day. Those nominated are truly the future of filmmaking. With the renowned reputation of LMU’s SFTV and the school as a whole, the Film Outside the Frame festival is an inside look at the next generation of filmmakers.

Make sure to RSVP online. However, seating, like all SFTV events, will be first-come first-served until the venue is full.

This is the opinion of Troy Salmans, a freshman film and television studies major from Boston, MA. Tweet comments to @salmansta12 or email comments to

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