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    Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    Jesse Kreitzer's MFA thesis film Black Canaries received "Special Jury Recognition for Short Narrative Film" at the 16th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) held in Ashland, Oregon.  The award was presented by jury members Warren Etheredge, Martin C.

  • Mike Gibisser
    Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Blurring the lines between essay, narrative, experimental, and documentary forms, Mike Gibisser’s work as a filmmaker and artist draw together divergent subjects or time periods. He has presented at numerous galleries and festivals around the world, including the International Oberhausen Film Festival, the Harvard Film Archive, Tony Wight Gallery, Block Cinema, the AFI Film Festival, the Images Film Festival, Sundance, the European Media Arts Festival, threewalls gallery, and Views from the Avant Garde in the New York Film Festival.

  • 14th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival
    Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    The 14th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) invites you to join us from April 20-22, 2017 to experience recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. This year we will screen 70 films from across the globe that both complicate and expand upon conventional approaches to nonfiction and documentary. Programs will take place between RAD Inc., FilmScene, and the Adler Journalism Building. Films will be exhibited on both digital video and 16mm. Filmmakers and jurors will be in attendance.

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    Mon, Apr 03, 2017

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    Fri, Apr 07, 2017

    The Film Longue is a new television series that showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists and celebrates the economic and cultural vitality that filmmaking brings to the state. They are offering an opportunity to submit your work to be chosen for season 2 of this television series. The deadline to submit short films for consideration is June 1st  It's free to enter and the winners of the contest with films that are selected will receive $500!

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    Wed, Apr 05, 2017

    Film Studies Ph.D graduate of Univeristy of Iowa, Erica Stein, now Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College, NYC, is one of the editors of the online journal Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture.  Mediapolis offers a vibrant venue for discussions at the intersection of urban studies and media studies, and academia and the broader community.  Please check out the fascinating work they are doing here!

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    Tue, Apr 04, 2017

    The Department of Cinematic Arts is very pleased to announce the winners of the Michael D. Harmeyer Scholarship for 2017. Congratulations to Rylee Hayes (for her video “Symphony”) and VilteVaitkute (for her 16mm film “ Glitches in Nature”).  The Scholarship is an important recognition of your excellent work! We received many strong applications and are very proud of the creative and scholarly work being produced by all our undergraduates.

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    Wed, Mar 29, 2017

    Cinematic Arts' Assistant Professor, Mike Gibisser's cinematography work was on display last week at the Whitney Biennial. Gibisser acted as cinematographer for artist Mary Helena Clark's latest film, Delphi Falls, which was shot during the summer of 2016 in Santee, SC. From the Biennial's website: "Delphi Falls (2017), complicates filmic conventions by testing the limits of identification with the camera's point of view.

  • Experimental Games: Neoliberalism, Affect, and Play
    Fri, Mar 31, 2017

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    Patrick Jagoda, Associate Professor of English, Cinema & Media Studies, and Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at the University of Chicago, will present his work in progress, Experimental Games, and  (in his words) "deals with the ideologies of gamification and neoliberalism, the role of affect in videogames, and avant-garde games that push against conventional 'game feel’ design principles. This presentation starts with some theoretical interventions but also zooms into a close reading of an art game case study."