Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta has been awarded the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award for 'excellence and innovation in the visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' for his new video installation work on Guglielmo Marconi's transatlantic wireless transmission: 'Strange Lines and Distances'. The work was part of the 25th Images Festival in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen.
Violet Senderai, a sophomore cinema and photography major, had her film, “Kuvuka Daraja” selected for the International Black Women’s Film Festival.
Her film is a psychological journey of an international student from Tanzania at Cornell University, dealing with being away from home, her love for dance and the sudden illness of her mother. The film is featured in both English and Swahili.
Samantha Yu, a freshman film, photography & visual arts major, is one of ten students chosen to be a student delegate at the 30th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), held in San Francisco March 8-18.
Yu, the youngest of all the student delegates, was chosen from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students.
Professor Janice Levy's photographs were featured in a 30-page book, published to showcase artist Genevieve Prillaman's sculpture, Monument pour la Paix - Peace Monument.
Levy met the Prillaman in July 2011 shortly after leaving Saudi Arabia where she had spent her sabbatical year from IC teaching photography. Themes of peace, freedom, and the struggles of people both united and displaced by individual and global causes were fresh in her mind. For Levy, Prillaman’s arresting sculpture captured both the futility and hope of those engaged in the march for universal peace. She was compelled to photograph it.
The book will be used my Prillaman to market her work.
Jason Harrington, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, continues to screen his latest film. Upcoming festivals include the Boston International Film Festival, Green Bay Film Festival, Memphis International Film and Music Festival, the Dam Short Film Festival and Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.
Jason Harrington's hand-drawn, 2D animation, My Mind, screened for its world premiere at renown animation festival Cartoon Club Rimini-Italia. The film premiered domestically at the Anchorage International Film Festival and won Best Animation in the October Competition of the American International Film Festival.