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Andres Torres

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Prog Dir (ACD) + Prof of Pract
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography: 

Andres Torres-Vives is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist whose films and work have played at numerous festivals and exhibitions. Along with being a Fulbright and Jacob K. Javits Fellow, Torres-Vives’ work has garnered significant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, along with multiple foundations and organizations. He has aired work for the BBC, PRI, and KCET Los Angeles and his last short film ISTINMA, opened the Native Cinema Showcase by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Along with his film work, Torres-Vives has worked extensively with marginalized and Native communities, including a full-gallery show at SPARC Gallery in Los Angeles of photography and video by incarcerated minors and a filmmaking residence at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota with the First Peoples Fund. He is currently leading a project involving augmented reality (AR) memorials for children killed by firearms and is a collaboration with engineering and criminology faculty and graduate students. Torres-Vives received his MFA in Directing and Producing from the UCLA School of Film and Television and is Head of the Film Directing Track at The Sidney Poitier New American Film School and Academic Director of Film Spark L.A. at Arizona State University (ASU).

Education: 

M.F.A. Film and Television Directing, University of California-Los Angeles 

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 318Directing for Film and Media I
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 418Directing for Film & Media II
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 418Directing for Film & Media II
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 418Directing for Film & Media II
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 394Special Topics
FMP 394Special Topics
FMP 398Capstone Development
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 398Capstone Development
FMP 418Directing for Film & Media II
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 394Special Topics
FMP 394Special Topics
FMP 398Capstone Development
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 394Special Topics
FMP 394Special Topics
FMP 398Capstone Development
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
FMP 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 394Special Topics
FMP 394Special Topics
FMP 398Capstone Development
FMP 480Film Production Capstone I
FMP 499Individualized Instruction