i believe in unicorns

The Village Voice calls Unicorns a "confident feature debut"

"I Believe in Unicorns" Official Poster

I Believe in Unicorns, the class project for the November/December 2011 and July/August 2012 six-week classes, just got a great review from Village Voice critic Alan Scherstuhl:

The performances are strong, the imaginary visions are suggestive and fleeting, and the film as a whole is swoony, tender, skittish, a little scary — in short, this is what young love feels like. More Meyerhoff, please!

The film was edited by alums Rebecca Laks and Michael Taylor. Read more here. The film is playing at the IFC Center in New York.

Class Film and TEC Alums at the Gotham Awards

Leah Meyerhoff, the director of Edit Center class film I Believe In Unicorns, has been nominated for IFP's Spotlight on Women Filmmakers 'Live the Dream' grant, a $25,000 cash award for alumni of IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs. A Sundance Lab finalist, I Believe in Unicorns is Meyerhoff's first feature film and was workshopped in the Edit Center's six-week class earlier this year. The film was edited by TEC alum Becky Laks. For more information on the film please visit its website.

Meanwhile, David France's How to Survive a Plague, which was edited by TEC alum Tyler Walk, received a nomination in the Gotham Awards' Best Documentary category. The film follows two coalitions--ACT UP and TAG--whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. How to Survive a Plague premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in September. You can find the film's official website here.

A full list of Gotham Award nominees can be seen here.