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The MA in Film Students’ Birthday Video for David Lynch

Last January, the MA class took on the challenge of creating a video to wish David Lynch a Happy Birthday. The result was the original, confetti-filled, and dare we say "Lynchian" ninety seconds that you see here. Enjoy! ...

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Scholarship Competition FAQ!

You've got questions, I've got answers. Recently I interviewed myself to answer some frequently asked questions about the short film competition to win a full scholarship to the David Lynch MA in Film. Send your film and written statement to by June 21st! ...

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Peter Farrelly in Los Angeles


As one half of the comedic duo who brought us Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal, it was no surprise that the few hours our class spent with Peter Farrelly during our visit to Los Angeles this past April turned out to be such a riot. Dressed down in jeans and a T-shirt, he walked back and forth in front of the screen of the theater where we had all gathered and began to describe his approach to pitching a script saying that he, “Never goes past the first act.” when selling an idea. “No one...

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Jim Carrey’s Visit Here (Part 1)

Jim Carrey with MUM President Bevan Morris.

Jim Carrey delivered the commencement address here on May 24. The Cedar Rapids Gazette called it "the best commencement address ever." He stood before a packed house of listeners with astronomical expectations, and seemed to effortlessly exceed every one. A blend of philosophical and hilarious, his speech was a seamless ebb and flow of classic antics and poignant words of advice t...

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Film Competition: Win a Full Scholarship to the David Lynch MA in Film

David with a student

The David Lynch MA in Film at Maharishi University of Management has launched a film competition for a full scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. To qualify for the full scholarship, prospective MA students are invited to submit an original film up to ten minutes in length. Four time Academy Award nominee David Lynch will personally view the top six submissions and select the winner. The David Lynch MA in Film is a one year program aimed at supporting talented film students in developing and completi...

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