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Cityvisions 2014 Film & Video Showcase at DGA in NYC – MAY 29-30!

Watch the trailer via: http://cityvisions.ccny.cuny.edu/trailer/

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Film Festival, Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized

 
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“NEWS FROM HOME” Clip: https://vimeo.com/51417521

 

Jon-Carlos Evans – “All Tomorrow’s Children”

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New projects for Evans include a curatorial position as the founder of GLITCH, a monthly showcase of sonic artists, live cinema performances, and underground electronica music at Platoon-Kunsthalle Berlin. His electronic music EP “Return of the Jackal” under moniker Klaas von Karlos is set for release on February 14, 2014. In the Spring of 2014, Evans will debut the “Through the Prism” multimedia art exhibition at Berlin’s Corpo 6 Gallery. The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with fellow U.S. born/Berlin-based artist Eiliyas. The exhibit will feature the works of Evans and his ReVerse Bullets performance collective, Eiliyas, fellow MFA c/o 2009 classmate Zave Martohardjono, and several other international new media artists. The Spring/Summer of 2014 will also feature a brief U.S. tour by ReVerse Bullets, beginning with a performance at the Re/Mixed Media NYC Festival at The New School.  Evans hopes to release his feature film debut, “All Tomorrow’s Children” in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Here is the link: http://www.alltomorrowschildren.com

Tumblr: http://perfectentropy.net/jce

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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized

 

Papilio Buddha film releasing this March receives two Kerala State Film awards!

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New York based filmmaker Jayan Cherian’s debut feature, Papilio Buddha, revolves around a group of displaced dalits in the Western Ghats of India. It portrays their struggle against the local powers and government told through Shankaran, an educated youth, who is indifferent to the resistance movement run by his father Karian, a communist who now feels betrayed by the movement.

The Malayalam-language film had initially been refused a censor certificate for including a speech denigrating Mahatma Gandhi, visuals of extreme violence against a woman and severe use of expletives.

The film has been screened at Montreal World Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and Athens International Film and Video Film Festival in 2013.

The film also received two Kerala State Film awards: Special Jury Award for Best Director (Jayan Cherian) and Special Mention for Best Actress (Saritha).

Click here to read more about the film

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Special Screenings, Uncategorized

 

FENCING SPORT: What do you know about it?

bernards_santelli_03Partnering with CCNY alums to form Mad Hatter Media Group, Holly Buechel is directing her first feature documentary, Fencing for the Edge. This project has been workshopped with Docs In Progress at AFI Docs and received Fiscal Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas. The film hopes to promote the sport of fencing in the United States by incorporating the sport in schools and gym classes. Through the expansion of the sport, more kids will be able to have a sport experience and gain confidence through the discipline and social experience that fencing offers.

CLICK HERE TO READ AND WATCH A SHORT CLIP ABOUT FENCING!

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized

 
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2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala - Inside Arrivals

Niav Conty (far left), of CCNY’s MFA in Media Arts Production Program (2014), is one of 24 artists in film nationwide named on the 2013 Princess Grace Award winners. She was honored with this award in October 2013, for her film “Outworld” that she developed as her thesis.

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Niav Conty honored the 31st annual Princess Grace Awards Gala

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Awards, Special Screenings, Uncategorized

 

Armando Guareño founder of Latin American Cinema Film Festival and the Dominican Film Festival in New York

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Armando Guareño who has recieved an MFA in film production from The City College of New York. Then he went on with his film career and went on to fulfill his dreams and now he is founder of about four film festivals, like the Latin American Cinema Film Festival and the Dominican Film Festival in New York.

His fifth annual KidCinemaFest was through the month of November 2013, in which will be playing about more than 30 films from many different countries.

He is a full time film producer and has recently produced a documentary called “A South Bronx Family”. However, he also spends some time during producing and works with in the KidCinemaFest.

Click here to read more about him and his work.

“Tio Papi” Feature Film Trailer watch it here (one of his recent films).

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Special Screenings, Uncategorized

 

Special Screening: “Memory of a Forgotten War”

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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Special Screenings, Uncategorized

 

Chantal Akerman’s “poetic diaspora tale” Screens at MOMA

Film Clip (1977): https://vimeo.com/51417521

Film Clip (1977): https://vimeo.com/51417521

Distinguished Lecturer, Chantal Akerman’s “poetic diaspora tale” NEWS FROM HOME screened in October 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art (introduced by the filmmaker).

Described by Melissa Anderson as “one of the most unheralded portraits of the city,” NEWS FROM HOME is as much a symphony of urban geometric abstraction as it is a poetic diaspora tale. Inspired by the letters she received from her mother while living in New York, Akerman returned to the city after an absence and filmed its streets with her Pentax camera. “Although Akerman’s New York is largely a city of non-sites—empty Tribeca alleys, dingy Midtown parking lots, an abandoned gas station tucked into the crook of another building’s wall—the symmetry of her composition gives it the classic aura of ancient Rome” (J. Hoberman). From the eternal city Akerman reads her mother’s letters, conjuring a sense of distant voices and still lives. Digital preservation courtesy The Royal Film Archive of Belgium.–MOMA

For more information on this film, please visit: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/19316

Click here to read an in-depth analysis of this film.  Click here to read the NYT review of the DVD collection.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in In the Spotlight, Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized

 

[S]COMPARSE Doc Gives Voice to (“the disappeared”) in Sicily

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Watch the trailer via: http://vimeo.com/33927901

Professor Antonio Tibaldi’s award-winning documentary [S]COMPARSE is screening (followed by Q&A) at The Calandra Italian American Institute on October 29, 2013 @6PM. 

This observational documentary focuses on African immigrants living in Sicily who are brought to the island of Linosa to work as extras in Emanuele Crialese’s 2011 film, TERRAFERMA.

For more information, please visit: http://qc.edu/calandra/node/780

“Antonio Tibaldi’s spare film seeks to give them a voice and by doing so provides an alternative view of Italian immigration and its representations.”–Calandra Italian American Institute

Did you know? “Comparse” is the Italian word for “film extras”, but while discussing their dissatisfaction with their low wages for the strenuous work involved, the extras refer to themselves as “[s]comparse” (the disappeared).

 

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Special Screenings, Student & Faculty News, Uncategorized