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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 completing a major film project, and thus taking a big step forward in their career, within one academic year.

How to Enter

  1. Download the free info packet using the blue box above on the right. Read pg. 9 for full competition details.
  2. Upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube before June 21st and send us the link.
  3. Congratulate yourself for being a film maker and hang tight until David Lynch selects the winner!

Submission Requirements

As mentioned, the deadline for submission to the film competition is June 21, 2014. Among other requirements, prospective MA students must hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in film, and must demonstrate excellent skills in film or video production. Download the info packet using the blue box above on the right and read pg. 9 for more details.

For information about applying to the program, contact Eden West, David Lynch MA Program Administrator, at davidlynch.ma@mum.edu or +1 442 444-0115.

FAQ

Creativity and Meditation

A unique feature of this MA program is that all students and faculty learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which research shows enhances creativity by promoting clarity of mind and freedom from stress.

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.” – David Lynch

Check out our post about this years graduating class meeting David Lynch.

Faculty and Guest Speakers

Faculty in the MA in 2013-2014 included Stuart Tanner, an acclaimed producer and director of documentary films for the BBC, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and others. His projects include The Mahogany Trail (1996), Death on the Silk Road (1999), Profits of Doom (2001), Children of Vengeance (2002), Time Team (2004), and Saving The Disposable Ones (2011).

Visiting lecturers and guest speakers in 2013-2014, in addition to David Lynch, included:

Students Coral and Melodia Morales with Peter Farrelly

Producer/writer/director Peter Farrelly with students Coral and Melodia Morales

  • Leigh Badgley, award-winning documentary filmmaker for A&E, CBC, and Canada’s National Film Board
  • Richard Beymer, filmmaker, actor in West Side Story, Twin Peaks, and many more
  • Bill Borden, producer of Mission Impossible 3, High School Musical, An Officer and a Gentleman, and many others
  • Jim Carrey, actor, four time Golden Globe Award nominee
  • Ellen Chenoweth, casting director for The Natural, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Broadcast News, Good Night and Good Luck, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Men in Black 3, and many others
  • Peter Farrelly, writer, producer and/or director of 15 films, including There’s Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal, and Dumb and Dumber Too
  • Jeremy Kagan, director of Heroes (film), The Big Fix, The Chosen, and 41 other films and television shows
  • Louise Levison, author of Variety Presents: Filmmakers and Financing — Business Plans for Independents
  • Dara Marks, script doctor, author of Inside Story
  • Anthony Meindl, acting coach, three time Backstage magazine winner
  • John Raatz, promoter of What The Bleep Do We Know? and many others
  • Lisa Wilson, international film distributor of Academy Award winners On Golden Pond, Crash, and Hugo, and many others

 

For information about applying to the program, contact Eden West, David Lynch MA Program Administrator, at davidlynch.ma@mum.edu or +1 442 444-0115.

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

With Bill Borden, producer of Mission Impossible 3, High School Musical, An Office and a Gentleman, and many others