Joshua Bonnetta

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Phone: 607-274-1438
Office: Roy H Park School of Communications 370, Ithaca, NY 14850

Associate Professor Joshua Bonnetta is a Canadian artist and filmmaker working at the edges of documentary across installation, performance, and traditional theatrical exhibition. His film works have been exhibited at the Berlin Film Festival, MOMA, Toronto International Film Festival, Institute for Contemporary Art London, BFI London Film Festival, Whitechapel Gallery, Barbican Centre, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam,Vienna International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, American Film Institute: AFI-Docs, San Francisco International Film Festival, Dokfest Munich, RIDM. Montreal International Documentary Festival, amongst various other festivals, museums, and galleries throughout the world. His works have been written about in The New York Times, The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Art Forum, Frieze, and Cinemascope.

His film El Mar La Mar won the Caligari Film Prize from the Berlin Film Festival in 2017 and is in the permanent collection of MOMA. His new documentary The Two Sights premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2020 and won the Best Sound Award from Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris France.

He has lectured, given talks, and taught workshops at Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, University of London, NYU, Stockholm University of the Arts, and The Architectural Association in London.

Bonnetta received a BFA in Film & Video Production from York University, Toronto and an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Courses taught:

Introduction to Cinema Production I

Advanced Cinema Production: Film and Video Art

Advanced Cinema Production: Sound Art

Special topics: A History of the Projected Image in Art

Cinema in Exhibition

Film as Material

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