WHAT IS FIRST FEATURES?
First Features provides education and support for new filmmakers as they develop their first feature film. It was founded in 2009 at The New School by Media Studies alumni, Christopher Turiello. Since it’s inception, First Features has hosted dozens of free screenings and special events.
- AT THE NEW SCHOOL -
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, room N101, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue
Kellen Auditorium is a modern, stylish lecture space with theater-style seating for 89 people. The 1,180-square-foot room features a sound-absorptive, graphically treated rear bamboo wall and a slate-covered front wall that functions as a giant blackboard. It is used as a lecture hall and classroom and is named after Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen, longtime generous benefactors of the art community at Parsons School of Design. The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium is located in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, at 66 Fifth Avenue.
A/V and Facilities: Sound-absorptive rear bamboo wall and slate-covered front wall that functions as blackboard, projector, projection screen
Capacity: 89 people, seated
- INAUGURAL FILM SCREENING EVENT -
CITIZEN KANE (1941, Orson Welles)
Screening on a 16mm print!
LOCATION: 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Room 404
Introduction by: Christopher Turiello
Special Event: Orson Welles impersonator signs autographs while The War of the Worlds Broadcast is played (30 mins).
Free whiskey, popcorn and cupcakes!
- SCREENING AND MASTERCLASS WITH DIRECTOR-IN-RESIDENCE -
In 2012, in collaboration with The New School Invitational Film Show, we presented, 2012 Director-in-Residence, Ramin Bahrani’s (Fahrenheit 451) First Feature, Man Push Cart. Bahrani participated in a conversation with documentary filmmaker, Deanna Kamiel, with an audience Q&A to follow. Bahrani also led a masterclass on his process of filmmaking.