Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited presenter at the 58th Annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, held this year at Colgate University from June 16-22.
Curated by Josetxo Cerdan, the theme of this year’s seminar was “Open Wounds.” Cerdan is director of the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival in Navarra, Spain.
Zimmermann presented a special workshop with international Flaherty fellows on the history and significance of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running gathering for independent film in the world.
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Jason Harrington won a grant in Electronic Media and Film from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) for his latest project, Breathing In.
Harrington, an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, is producing and directing the short animated film and also creating a related exhibition/video installation. Breathing In is "a creation story, comprised of modern takes on ancient myths, images borrowed from religious iconography, and pagan symbolism. It follows the journey of a woman through the stages of creation as symbols morph into worlds and planets are eaten by dragons."
His other animated film, My Mind, has continued to screen across the country, and was recently selected for the upcoming Beijing New Youth Film Festival (BNYFF).
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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published an essay entitled "Humanist and Poetic Activism: The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in the 1950s."
The essay was published in the anthology Film Festivals and Activism, a new book edited by Diana Iordinova and Leshu Torchin and published by the University of St Andrews Press in Scotland.
Drawing on archival research and participant interviews, the essay situates the Flaherty seminar in the emerging international non-commercial media sectors developing post-World War II and also explores Frances Flaherty's theories of documentary filmmaking and how they formed the foundation for the seminar's operations.