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JSFL Celebrates 13 Years at The Academy Awards!

The 2017 Academy Awards are here! Congratulations to our Alumni Nominee Mike Mills for Best Original Screenplay on "20th Century Women"! Here at JSFL, we are proud celebrate with all our colleagues for 13 years and counting at the Oscars! Congrats to all 9 Alumni Nominees with 3 Award Wins and to their fellow collaborators over the years! Here's to many more years ahead!

20th Century Women (2017)
Best Original Screenplay
Mike Mills
Beginners (2012)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Colleen Atwood
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan 
Phil Brennan 
Neil Corbould 
Michael Dawson 
Little Miss Sunshine (2007)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin 
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Michael Arndt 
Best Motion Picture of the Year
David T. Friendly 
Peter Saraf 
Marc Turtletaub 
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Abigail Breslin 
Whale Rider (2004)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Keisha Castle-Hughes 


Congrats to the Alumni of the 2017 February LA 3 Day Lab - Action!

Congrats to Veronica Rutledge, Karine Vanasse, Puawaitanga Winterburn, Nathan Firn, Pete Shanel, Lana Palmer, Jennifer Arnold, Jill Vegas, Haroula Rose, Mark Stegemann, Charisma Carpenter, Shyree Mezick, Erin Granat, and Tom Dolby!


Congrats to the Alumni of the 2017 January LA 3 Day Lab - Feeling!

Congrats to Finola Hughes, Samantha Shada, Ashley Brim, Stephanie Bridger, Alex Zafiris, Sarah Carson, Kyle Bowe, Ada Gorn, Paul Young, Luci Schroder, Frankie Defusco, Vicky Jenson, Allie Avital, Brian O'Hara, Ari Gold, Alex Schemmer, Liz Femi, Dionne Lea Williams, Scott Nelson, Steve Connell and Melanie Holmes!



Go see our JSFL Community at Sundance this year! Congrats to all of our Alumni Writers, Directors, Performers and Creators!

U.S. Dramatic Competition: Writer/Director Marti Noxon “To the Bone” and Actor Don O. Knowlton as Jack.

U.S. Documentary Competition: Director Adam Bhala Lough "The New Radical", Director Marina Zenovich "Water & Power: A California Heist".

Premieres: Writer/Director Dee Rees "Mudbound", Producer Priyanka Mattoo "The Polka King", Director Andrew Dosunmu "Where is Kyra?".

Midnight program: Director Karyn Kusama "XX" and Actor Morgan Krantz as Jay, Director Steven Ellison "Kuso", Writer/Director Marianna Palka "Bitch".

New Frontier Program: Lead Artist Lily Baldwin "Through You", Lead Artist Jonnie Ross "Mindshow", Lead Artist Chris Milk "Life of us".

Special Events Program: Directors Jill Soloway/Andrea Arnold/Kimberly Peirce/Jim Frohna and Executive Producers Jill Soloway/Sarah Gubbins/Andrea Sperling/Victor Hsu and Producer Joan Scheckel and shoutout to star Kathryn Hahn "I Love Dick", Executive Prodcuer Nick Sandow "Time: The Kalief Browder Story".

U.S. Narrative Shorts Program: Writer/Director Lizzy Sanford “Rubber Heart”.



Congrats to our Alumni Writer/Director Mike Mills! “20th Century Women” an Academy Award Nominee for Best Original Screenplay is in theatres now! Congrats on the Golden Globe Nomination for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and shout out to Annette Bening for her Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture! The film is the NYFF 2016 centerpiece and also has 2 Spirit Award Nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead! Another shout out to Annette Bening for her Nomination! Critics Choice is also nominating the film for Best Actress - Annette Bening, Best Supporting Actress - Greta Gerwig and Best Acting Ensemble! Congrats to the entire cast and crew! And go read this felt interview Mike did with The New Yorker!