The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) has selected Jerold C. Frakes as co-winner of this year’s Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies for his book “Early Yiddish Epic” (2014) published by the Syracuse University Press. The…
VPA’s Takesue wins Futurestates Audience Award
Kimi Takesue, assistant professor of film in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Transmedia, had her ITVS/PBS-commissioned narrative film “That Which Once Was” receive the Futurestates Audience Award.
Takesue is also one of 25 directors invited to participate in the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Independent Film Project’s inaugural “Emerging Visions” program as part of the New York Film Festival. The program seeks to support talented new directors by offering industry support and mentorship for their feature projects in development. She will participate in the program with her current narrative feature project “The Water Rises.”