Mason Shefa

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Mason Shefa
Mason Shefa (Headshot).jpg
(2010)
Born Mason Chadwick Shefa
(1993-05-28)May 28, 1993
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality United States
Known for Experimental film, Sacred music

Mason Chadwick Shefa (/ˈʃɛfə/ SHE-fə) (born May 28, 1993 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an avant-garde filmmaker[1] and sacred music composer based in Studio City, California.[2][3] He graduated from Yale University[4] in 2015. For his films, Shefa utilizes film formats such as Super-8 and 16mm.[5] In 2016, Shefa published a 248-page collection of his sacred works for a cappella chorus, entitled The First Book of Music: Containing Anthems, Motets, Hymn Tunes, Chants, and Services for the Various Seasons of the Church Year.[6]

In May 2011, Shefa received the National Gold Medal at the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, held in Carnegie Hall, for his portfolio of eight experimental films.[7][8][9] Shefa's films have also been recognized with honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts,[10] the 2009 and 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival,[11] the University of Southern California’s Los Angeles Student Film Institute, the Danville International Children’s Film Festival, L.A.’s FilmFest 43, the Harvard-Westlake Film Festival,[12] the South Bay Student Video Festival,[13] and the Spotlight The Arts festival in Calabasas, California.

In September 2012, singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey obtained permission to incorporate Shefa's film, Psalm 51, in her iTunes Festival concert in London, United Kingdom.

In February 2015, Shefa was a member of the judges panel of the "concorso internazionale di cortometraggi" category of the 2015 Lucca Film Festival.[14]

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  1. ^ Christian, Christian. "Jeremy Irons, Terry Gilliam, Alfonso Cuarón, Matteo Garrone, Roberto Nanni al Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema & Europa Cinema 2015". http://luccafilmfestival.it/. Lucca Film Festival. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ IMDB
  3. ^ Szymanski, Mike. "Mason Shefa Wins Gold Medal in Art". Whiz Kids. North Hollywood Patch. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Bender, John. "Sacred Harp Singing In Rhode Island". Rhode Island Artscape. Rhode Island Public Radio. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Adelman, Kim (23 June 2011). "The Kids Are All Right: The Basics Still Inspire Aspiring Filmmakers". IndieWIRE. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Library of Congress". Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Library of Congress. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Announces 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners". Reuters. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Szymanski, Mike. "Mason Shefa Wins Gold Medal in Art". Whiz Kids. North Hollywood Patch. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Senior wins National Gold Medal Scholastic Art Award". Oakwood News Bulletin. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  10. ^ National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
  11. ^ Freimuth, Elise. "Film Independent Announces Official Film Selections for 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival". Reuters. Retrieved 4 Jan 2012. 
  12. ^ Madyoon, Nika (22 February 2011). "Film Festival releases 2011 selections". The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Hernandez, Michael. "South Bay Student Video Festival". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Christian, Christian. "Jeremy Irons, Terry Gilliam, Alfonso Cuarón, Matteo Garrone, Roberto Nanni al Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema & Europa Cinema 2015". http://luccafilmfestival.it/. Lucca Film Festival. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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