Norman Magden News

Art Professor’s Short Film Featured at Numerous Festivals

An art professor’s fourteen-minute movie about the undead has been featured at several film festivals nationally and internationally this year. In “Café”, Norman Magden uses a theater troupe and a real dance club in Chicago to create his environment where zombies and vampires walk the streets.

UT Professor’s Film Wins ‘Experimental’ Award at Los Angeles Movie Awards

The vampire and zombie trend have been all the rage in the movie industry lately and now UT School of Art Professor Norman Magden has turned it into award-winning art. Magden’s film, “Café,” received first place in the experimental film category at the Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA) on June 7. The film also received several awards of excellence for best director, best cinematography, best production design and best costume design in the experimental film category.

UT Professor’s Film Wins ‘Experimental’ Award at Los Angeles Festival

The vampire frenzy is sweeping the nation and experimental film is following the trend. UT Professor of Film and Video Production Norman Magden’s film, “Café,” received first place in the Experimental Film category in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. The movie also was selected for screening at festivals in Hollywood, New Orleans, Denver and Ecuador.