Author: swm6185

Steven Markowitz is a passionate leader and an ambitious filmmaker. He desires to take audiences on a journey to the new and unknown, combining his background in animation and live action to build wonderfully challenging worlds and stories. Currently, he pursues a Master’s Degree in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is in production on several short films in various roles, as well as working as a freelance animator and director on commercials, documentaries, and more.

Some Hands of Flame Updates

Here is what the film Hands of Flame has been up to in the last few months:

First, the film won Best Animated Film at the incredible New Hampshire Film Festival in the lovely town of Portsmouth, NH.

Then, we screened at the Garden State Film Festival and the Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival.

My grandmother, the inspiration for the film, got to attend the festival in my hometown festival in the theater I went to as a child. It was truly an awesome experience. This June, she celebrates her 90th birthday.


Hands of Flame Wins at New Hope

Earlier this month, Hands of Flame traveled to the prestigious New Hope Film Festival in Pennsylvania and took home the Audience Choice for Best Student Film and Best Animated Film, as well as being nominated for Best Student Film, Best Experimental Film, and the Cultural Spirit Award. Thank you to everyone at the festival!new hope awards