Mr. David Safin

Assistant Professor, Communication
Education
  • M.F.A., Chatham University
  • M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Saint Vincent College
About Mr. David Safin
Mr. Safin holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh where he completed the thesis paper, "You Had to Be There: Documentary Techniques in Narrative Comedies." His thesis film, "The Birthday Present," which applied many of the theories detailed in his paper, has won multiple awards and screened at numerous festivals. His areas of interest include video production, television criticism, digital culture, social media, and film studies.
Contact
Email david.safin@stvincent.edu
Phone 724-805-2530
Office Location
Prep Hall 213
Creative Work
  • A Ride Around Roscoe (2015)


    Official Selection | 4F International Film Awards | March 2016 | Web
    Official Selection | Johnstown Film Festival | September 11, 2015 | Johnstown, PA
    Audience Special Mention | The Online Film Festival | June 2015 | Web
    Best Cinematography | Digitalmation Awards | June 2015 | Web

  • Commencement (2016)

    Award of Merit | Best Shorts Competition | 2017
    Official Selection | Benedictine University Inaugural Film Festival | April 28, 2017 | Lisle, IL
    Official Selection | 3-Minute Film Festival | February 19, 2017 | Santa Barbara, CA
    Official Selection | Marcellus Movie Madness Family Film Festival | November 12, 2016 | Marcellus, NY

  • The Birthday Present (2013)


    Official Selection | Johnstown Film Festival | September 6, 2014 | Johnstown, PA
    Award of Merit | IndieFest | 2014
    Public Screening | Steeltown Film Factory Film Festival | December 1, 2013 | Dormont, PA
    Public Screening | Future Tenant Downtown Film Night | October 12, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA
    Public Screening | The Best of the MFA Series (Chatham) | September 19, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA
    Quarter-Finalist | Steeltown Film Factory Writer's Pitch | March 17, 2012 | Pittsburgh, PA