Mason Shefa is 18 years old and comes from Los Angeles, California. He has been making movies for 12 years. Currently, he is a freshman at Yale University, where he plans to continue making films. Shefa shoots, directs, and edits experimental, narrative, and music videos. <br /><br />Shefa shoots, directs and edits experimental, narrative, and music videos. His films have been recognized with top honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, University of Southern California’s L.A. Student Film Institute, the Danville International Children’s Film Festival, L.A.’s FilmFest 43, the Harvard-Westlake Film Festival, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the South Bay Student Video Festival, and the Spotlight The Arts festival in Calabasas, CA just to name a few. <br /><br />They have also been selected for screening at London's Raindance Film Festival, the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival in Japan, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, the Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festivals, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (USA), the Iowa City Experimental Film Festival (ICE), and many more. <br /><br />Shefa's work has received honors and praise from some of Hollywood's biggest names including Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and director Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon, JFK, W.), Golden Globe winning director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), and writer/director Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm), among others. <br /><br />For more information, check out his website at www.masonshefa.com.