The prestigious New York Film Festival has selected Lennon NYC by director Michael Epstein to debut at the 2010 New York Film Festival. Michael teaches Visionary Journalism I in the MFA SocDoc department and has made a number of great films as a producer, director and writer. For more information about Michael and his film check out his bio on our web site and the PBS American Masters web site.
Happenings in the documentary film world and within the School of Visual Arts MFA in Social Documentary Film Community
Ahead of Time, faculty member Bob Richman’s directorial debut will be screening at the Angelika Film Center in NY Sept. 10 thru 16th. You can buy tickets online and find out more information about Bob, Ruth Gruber, and the film: http://www.ruthgruberthemovie.com/
Sasha is currently in Indonesia filming her thesis film “Where Heaven Meets Hell: the Sulfur Miners of Kawah Ijen”. Sasha created this film last semester as one of her semester projects – it also deals with issues related to Indonesian culture and people.
Telegraph 21, the innovative website for documentary filmmakers, announced the winners of its Best of Student Docs 2010 contest. Winners were selected in two categories: Short Doc (under 15 min) and Feature Doc (15-60min). The winners are:
- The Time Machine by Mark Kendall, School of Visual Arts – Short Documentary Winner
- Tightly Knit by Jenni Nelson, Stanford University – Short Documentary Runner-Up
- Waiting for Women by Estephan Wagnes, National Film and TV School – Feature Documentary Winner
- Women of Steel by Priyanka Prunti, New York University – Feature Documentary Runner-Up
“Racing Dreams” the new documentary film by Marshall Curry will be shown on Thursday 6.10.10 at 6pm in the SocDoc Theater (ground floor – 136 W 21t street NY, NY 10011).
This free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Marshall Curry. Please rsvp to mbhattacharya(at)sva.edu
Join us in NYC for the World Premiere of the tenth annual Media That Matters collection!
6:00 pm: Doors Open
7:00—9:00 pm: Screening of tenth annual Media That Matters collection
Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of our presenting partners for Take Action opportunities and a chance to meet the festival filmmakers.
Be among the first to see the 12 new inspiring short films selected this year by our jury of eight incredible activists and media makers.
School of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
The theater is accessible by wheelchair.
The Time Machine by Mark Kendall, class of 2010 is being shown at:
- 2010 Westchester Film Festival
- 2010 Talking Pictures Festival
- 2010 Washington, DC Independent Film & Music Festival—2010 Grand Jury Award for Best Student 2010 Arizona International Film Festival
- 2010 Nashville Film Festival (nominated for best student film)
- 2010 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival
March 10-19 Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave ( at 2nd St)
Selected programs will be introduced by Tom Hurwitz, the filmmaker’s son, and by Manfred Kirchheimer, who worked with Leo Hurwitz on many of his later films. For full descriptions and details of the films, please visit: www.anthologyfilmarchives.org CONTINUE READING »
We are hosting a special screening of BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU
followed by a Q&A with Ernst Aebi on Tuesday 2/9/10 in our theater.
Feel free to invite guests. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU
Opening February 12th at the Quad in New York
Directed by Martina Egi
BAREFOOT TO TIMBUKTU cleverly weaves archival and new material into a fascinating portrait of artist Ernst Aebi, an out-of-the-ordinary Swiss/American swashbuckler, one of the pioneers in the transformation of Soho and Tribeca’s factory spaces to lofts, and a social activist of a different kind. CONTINUE READING »
The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people living with different disabilities. The festival presents award winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area. Discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Visit www.reelabilities.org for full program. For tickets visit www.jccfilm.org and click on ReelAbilities logo, or call (646) 505-5708. Student rate $5 per ticket.