THE WRAP -- 29. San Francisco State University
Founded in 1967, the School of Cinema teaches history, theory, criticism and production to develop students’ personal voices. During the pandemic, there’s still a monthly screening from the Archive Project, focused this year on race, rebellion and resistance. The $10 million Marcus Fund for Excellence in Cinema renovated facilities, bought new ARRI, 16mm and VR/AR cameras and endowed two new chairs in Social Justice Fiction Filmmaking (Mayuran Tiruchelvam) and African American Cinema Studies (Artel Great). Alumni include Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, the late Barbara Hammer, Debbie Lum, Steven Okazaki, Jonas Rivera, Cauleen Smith and Steven Zaillian.