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School of Theater, Film and Television graduate student Julio Ramos shares the origins and success of his short film “¡Una Carrerita, Doctor! (A Doctor’s Job)”

When Julio Ramos was a teenager, he composed music. And even though he said that the music that he made was not very impressive, there was always an element of storytelling in each song. Little did he know that this attraction to storytelling would allow him to become a successful filmmaker later in his life. Read more...

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Mark Columbus, Jules Nurrish and Julio Ramos won awards for their short films at the Palms Springs International Shortfest in June.

	courtesy of JULIO RAMOS

Bruins earn top awards at the Palm Springs International Shortfest

UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television was recently well-represented at the Palm Springs International Shortfest. The event has been deemed North America's largest festival for short films with 324 total this year, including live- action, animated and documentary. Mark Columbus, Jules Nurrish and Julio Ramos, all from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, won awards for their films, "The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist," "Kiss Me" and "Behind the Mirrors (Detras del espejo)," respectively. Read more...

Mark Columbus, Jules Nurrish and Julio Ramos won awards for their short films at the Palms Springs International Shortfest in June.

	courtesy of JULIO RAMOS

Jacqueline Larsen in a still from graduate film student Justin Perkinson's film "Spider Fang!" Larsen's character, who takes part in a staring contest with her grandfather, was inspired by Perkinson's own cousin Millie.

	courtesy of JUSTIN PERKINSON
Jacqueline Larsen in a still from graduate film student Justin Perkinson's film "Spider Fang!" Larsen's character, who takes part in a staring contest with her grandfather, was inspired by Perkinson's own cousin Millie.

	courtesy of JUSTIN PERKINSON