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We've collected all of the films’ information and put it here in one place, for you to get in on the action and check out the projects. The crowdfunding pages indicated below are a great way to learn about each project, the filmmakers and their live updates. (more…)...

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Agnes Baginska: Making Films in Australia, Poland, and Iowa

David Lynch MA in Film student Agnes Baginska grew up in Poland and was introduced to the theatre at an early age by her grandmother. She participated in monologue competitions and directed her first play in high school. (more…)...

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Fairfield’s Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer It looks like Fairfield resident Richard Beymer will appear in the forthcoming new season of Twin Peaks. Richard played Ben Horne, the richest man in Twin Peaks....

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Story, Photos and Video of Us in the Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register article The Des Moines Register wrote about the David Lynch MA in Film: "David Lynch and the 'Twin Peaks' of Iowa". Read it at The Des Moines Register...

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Short Film Competition Finalists

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Congratulations to the winner of the David Lynch MA in Film short film competition, Agnes Baginska! She received the prize of a full scholarship to the David Lynch MA in Film after her film, Milkmaid, was selected by David Lynch as our first place winner. We are so happy to have her with us this year!

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There’s still time to apply!

David Lynch MA in Film students with Bill Borden, producer of Mission Impossible 3, High School Musical, An Office and a Gentleman, and many others

Good news--there's still time to apply to the 2014-2015 David Lynch MA in Film. Our application deadline has changed to August 15. Classes start September 1. Join us! We've got some great plans for the coming year. (more…)...

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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. He stood before a packed house of listeners with astronomical expectations, and seemed to effortlessly exceed every one. The Cedar Rapids Gazette called it "the best commencement address ever." 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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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! (more…)...

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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 davidlynch.ma@mum.edu by June 21st! ...

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Peter Farrelly in Los Angeles

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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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